Dense Spikemoss - Selaginella densa
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Plants forming cushions or mats. Leaves in whorls of 4 to 6, appressed, linear lanceolate, 2–4 mm long with a median groove and white bristle-tip. Strobili 4-sided, 1–3 cm long. Sporophylls broadly lanceolate to ovate with a bristle-tip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In MT across much of western half of state and in Garfield County; BC to ON south to AZ, NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Soil and rock of grasslands, outcrops, stony slopes, exposed ridges at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Burris, M. 1968. Clubmoss Selaginella densa research. Prog. Rep., Montana Agr. Exp. Sta. and USDI, Bureau of Land Manage. 82 pp.
- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Van Dyne, G. M., and W. G. Vogel. 1967. Relation of Sellaginella dansa to site, grazing, and climate. EcoI. 48:438.
- Vogel, G., and G. M. Van Dyne. 1967. Relations of Selanginella densa to site, grazing and climate. Ecology 48(3). 7 pp.