Bifid Crestwort - Lophocolea bidentata


This liverwort is a translucent, pale green in colour with shoots 2 to 4 mm wide sometimes stretching to sevral cm in length. The conspicuously bilobed leaves are 2 mm in length with the lobes drawn out to a long, narrow point. The underleaves are also bilobed, with an additional lateral tooth on each side. The plant is strongly aromatic, and often fertile, with toothed perianths.

Identification difficulty

Found in a wide range of habitats, on the ground in woodland, grassland and heathland, as well as on other plants and rocks.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Very common.

VC55 Status


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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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