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What’s this weird plant?

Hello fellow gardeners, my cobbled yard and now some of my borders are being taken over by this plant.  Does anyone know what it is and how I get rid of it (there’s a lot of it) thanks simon


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,568
    edited April 2020
    Forgive my manners: Welcome to the Forum. 
  • edited April 2020
    Liverwort. it is harmless, and grows on the surface of wet soil.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063
    I think its caused by damp conditions.  I get it on a table I have in the garden its a form of lichen or  fungi (not sure which) someone on here will know more about it.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    Hello Simon.   You'll find some info about your liverwort here - 
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,974
    Yes - I regularly have to scrape bits off pots which have been 'resting' over winter.

    Damp and shade is what they [liverworts]  love, but just remove it  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks all!! Liverwort it is.  The scraping has started 
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