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I love them. Many years ago I asked other greenhouse people if they had any to share with me.. They replied, NO, YOU NEVER WANT TO KEEP IT, THEY WILL TAKE OVER THE WHOLE GREENHOUSE. Well, I didn't listen them them and got some going in a pot...I have never seen it spread unless I intend on it growing some where else. Over the years I have lost it all except one little pot...
 
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When my daughter was little I let her choose some plants from the garden centre, didn't look at what she'd bought till we'd got home.

She'd bought a dead plant because she liked the Liverwort that had been growing in the pot too :D
 
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Oh @zigs That is so cute about your daughter...Do you know much about these special gems?
 

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:giggle:

Not much, just like them. They like damp places, often find them around streams. But there are desert and arctic varieties too.

They reproduce using free swimming sperm too, although some are self fertile :)
 
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@zigs I know all about their sex life..those sexy lil things....LOL That's all I know about them..LOL
 

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:D

Did a bit of research,

They are classified as vulnerable in Great Britain.

Only common in the South West and Wales.

They like growing on the copper rich waste from copper mines.
 
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You know I have 3 water zones in my greenhouse. We move things around in Sept every year just to get things we winter over in there. I'll bet without realizing it my many pots of Liverworts got moved to a dryer area. I do have some left that is in the wet zone.
 

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You know I have 3 water zones in my greenhouse. We move things around in Sept every year just to get things we winter over in there. I'll bet without realizing it my many pots of Liverworts got moved to a dryer area. I do have some left that is in the wet zone.
Aah, that might explain it :eek:

There is one that lives in Antarctica o_O
 
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Well, I cannot stand the ruddy things. We had tunnels full of the stuff to weed out at the nursery where I used to work. They propagated themselves overnight so it seemed.
@zigs I know all about their sex life..those sexy lil things....LOL That's all I know about them..LOL
Dunno about sexy lil things.... :eek:
A bit too much watering and a dull cloudy week seemed to be all it took for these to take over - like the day of the triffids.... yuk.... :sour::giggle:
 

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The Gemma cups are much more pronounced now, hoping to see some Male and Female Gametophytes soon :cool:

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Oh this is exciting.....waiting in suspense for the big day...
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All kidding aside They have sure grown in such a small amount of time.. That's 2 months...
 
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When I first asked someone about it, a greenhouse friend told me "absolutely DO NOT KEEP LIVERWORTS in your greenhouse..." He said i will take over your greenhouse. If someone sees it, they should destroy it right away...

I never had it run wild....I do not understand people who try to make decisions for others by making something sensational.
 

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