on wet rock just downstream from Blue Hen Falls.
Hiking the Boulder River Trail #734 in Darrington, Washington, we discovered many fascinating miniature wonders. This is one of my favorite finds on this hike, as this liverwort specimen was over two inches in length! The largest I have discovered thus far...
The biggest and most healthy I have ever seen. These are two plants.. the first is showing it's male reproductive parts, the second is showing it's huge female reproductive parts.
This was next to a ditch with a creek running through it on a closed logging road.
Carpocephala does not seem to be open yet but looks like it is getting ready to wilt anyway.
The gametophyte is in the lower right corner. The other leaf in the upper left is a vascular plant.
Watching my cats lazily indulge in their scratching post, I noticed a liverwort (yes, a liverwort!) growing on the base of it in the carpet! It is accompanied by a little moss, but it was too inconspicuous to determine its name.
Found lots of this today but this time I found both male and female plants growing next to each other. This was on a West facing slope near a small creek.