Tree Ruffle Liverwort, Porella navicularis. Porellaceae family.
This is my first liverwort post! I just think these are super awesome and easy to spot once you know what to look for. I often see this plant intermingled with moss and lichens, or growing in large mats on its own.
The Lyrids is a meteor shower that takes place from April 16th to April 26th of this year, with its peak being around April 22nd. The Lyrids meteor shower is named for the constellation Lyra, with it’s radiant point originating from the constellation’s brightest star, Alpha Lyrae, otherwise known as Vega.
Magickal workings that would be appropriate to perform during the Lyrids meteor shower include those having to do with:
Immortality of the soul
It is said that the first lyre ever made was given to Orpheus by Hermes as a bargain. The music produced by this lyre was so great that even inanimate objects could be charmed by it.
“At one point, Orpheus married Eurydice, a nymph. While fleeing from an attack by Aristaeus, she stepped on a snake that bit her, killing her. To reclaim her, Orpheus entered the Underworld, where the music from his lyre charmed Hades. Hades relented and let Orpheus bring Eurydice back, on the condition that he never once look back until outside. Unfortunately, near the very end, Orpheus faltered and looked back, causing Eurydice to be left in the Underworld forever. Orpheus spent the rest of his life strumming his lyre while wandering aimlessly through the land, rejecting all marriage offers from women.”
Spirit work - Aconite (Wolfsbane, Monkshood), Apple, Bay Laurel, Birch, Cedar, Copal, Cypress, Elder, Lavender, Mandrake, Marigold, Mugwort, Mullein, Pomegranate, Thyme, Tobacco, Willow, Wormwood, Yew
Enchanting - *The herb will depend on the type of enchantment you are performing*
One thing that’s cool… since the water has been slowly seeping over the cliff, rather than falling rapidly, the liverworts are thriving! They are so vivid and beautiful! “Liverwort” is a pretty icky word, I must admit, but they sure are interesting and lovely to look at.