Crescent-cup Liverwort Lunularia cruciata

Scientific Name: Lunularia cruciata (Lunulariaceae).

English Name: Crescent-cup Liverwort.

French Name: La Lunulaire.

5 Key Characters:
  • has easily visible crescent shaped cups growing on the surface. 
  • shiny.
  • light bright green.
  • covered in tiny but easily visible air pores.

Lookalikes: There are several similar species, but they have black lines, full cups or lack visible air pores.

Habitat: Damp places, especially gardens and greenhouses. Also at the base of damp walls.

Status: Very common.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

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