Marchantia polymorphs - AKA Common liverwort AKA Umbrella liverwort can be found in a wide variety of habitats - this particular patch was found at the edge between a small creek and prairie.
The umbrella-like structures are known as gametophores, which contain the female reproductive structure.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.