Hemisphaeric Liverwort

hemisphaeric liverwort
Hemisphaeric Liverwort Reboulia hemisphaerica   Photo: Bob Ellis

Hemispheric liverwort Reboulia hemisphaerica is quite frequent on steep roadside banks in this area. Steady erosion of these steep banks reduces the competition from overshadowing vascular plants which favours this liverwort but the banks are also increasingly prone to damage by passing vehicles. This patch, burgeoning with young female receptacles, was seen on the road from Southrepps to Trimingham.

Bob Ellis