Marchantia polymorpha
Liverwort Liv"er*wort`, n. (Bot.) 1. A ranunculaceous plant ({Anemone Hepatica}) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed leaf; -- called also {squirrel cups}. [1913 Webster]

2. A flowerless plant ({Marchantia polymorpha}), having an irregularly lobed, spreading, and forking frond. [1913 Webster]

Note: From this plant many others of the same order ({Hepatic[ae]}) have been vaguely called liverworts, esp. those of the tribe {Marchantiace[ae]}. See Illust. of {Hepatica}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Marchantia polymorpha — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marchantia polymorpha — ID 52004 Symbol Key MAPO16 Common Name N/A Family Marchantiaceae Category Liverwort Division Hepatophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit Nonvascular …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Marchantia polymorpha — noun a common liverwort • Syn: ↑hepatica • Hypernyms: ↑liverwort, ↑hepatic • Member Holonyms: ↑Marchantia, ↑genus Marchantia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marchantia polymorpha ssp. polymorpha — ID 52006 Symbol Key MAPOP Common Name N/A Family Marchantiaceae Category Liverwort Division Hepatophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit Nonvascular …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Marchantia polymorpha ssp. montivagans — ID 52005 Symbol Key MAPOM Common Name N/A Family Marchantiaceae Category Liverwort Division Hepatophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit Nonvascular …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Marchantia polymorpha ssp. ruderalis — ID 52007 Symbol Key MAPOR Common Name N/A Family Marchantiaceae Category Liverwort Division Hepatophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit Nonvascular …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Marchantia polymorpha L. ssp. polymorpha — Symbol MAPOP Botanical Family Marchantiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Marchantia polymorpha L. — Symbol MAPO16 Botanical Family Marchantiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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