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Dense Spikemoss - Selaginella densa var. densa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See description for species. The sporophylls are ciliate along most or all of their edges; the bristle tips of many leaves are longer than 1 mm.

Species Range

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

This variety is restricted to the plains and valleys, where it can increase in frequency due to drought or overgrazing (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Citation for data on this website:
Dense Spikemoss — Selaginella densa var. densa.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from