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liverwort,

any plant of the class Marchantiopsida. Mosses and liverworts together comprise the division BryophytaBryophyta
, division of green land plants that includes the mosses (class Bryopsida), the liverworts (Marchantiopsida), and the hornworts (Anthocerotopsida). The liverworts and hornworts are generally inconspicuous plants; common liverworts include species of the genera
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, primitive green land plants (see mossmoss,
any species of the class Bryopsida, in which the liverworts are sometimes included. Mosses and liverworts together comprise the division Bryophyta, the first green land plants to develop in the process of evolution.
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; plantplant,
any organism of the plant kingdom, as opposed to one of the animal kingdom or of the kingdoms Fungi, Protista, or Monera in the five-kingdom system of classification.
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); some of the earliest land plants resembled modern liverworts. In contrast to mosses, most liverworts grow prostrate and consist of a flattened, branching (but undifferentiated) green structure, the thallus; other liverworts produce leafy stems, which are flattened and usually prostrate. The ancients believed that liverworts could cure diseases of the liver, hence the name. They are also called hepatics, and the unrelated flowering plant hepaticahepatica
or liverleaf,
any plant of the genus Hepatica of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family), low, woodland, spring wildflowers of the north temperate zone, popular for wild gardens.
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 is frequently called liverwort. Liverworts are classified in the division Bryophyta, class Marchantiopsida.

liverwort

[′liv·ər‚wȯrt]
(botany)
The common name for members of the Marchantiatae.

liverwort

any bryophyte plant of the phylum Hepatophyta, growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
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And, given that we were looking for ferns, it seemed only proper to look for mosses, liverworts and lichens as well.
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