Alpine Clubmoss - Lycopodium alpinum
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15 collections at MONTU from western Montana.
Stems prostrate, just below ground. Shoots clustered, 3–8 cm; branches 4-angled, winged. Leaves 2–3 mm long, 4-ranked, overlapping, margins turned under, dorsal and ventral shorter than lateral pair; alternate pairs decurrent. Strobili 5–20 mm long, solitary, sessile. Sporophylls 2–4 mm long, lanceolate with wavy margins (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In MT known only from Lincoln, Flathead and Glacier counties; AK to WA and MT, Greenland to QC, Europe, Japan (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Moist tundra in the alpine and subalpine zones.
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.