Wallace's Spikemoss - Selaginella wallacei
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Over 30 collections at MONTU from 7 western Montana counties.
Plants usually loosely branched. Leaves in whorls of 4, 1–3 mm long, stiff, strap-shaped with a whitish tip; the medial groove with distinct ridges; margins ciliate. Strobili 1–3 cm long, 4-angled. Sporophylls broadly lanceolate, ciliate with a short bristle-tip.The green leaves contrast sharply with the brown stem where they are joined (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In northwest MT south to Ravalli and Granite counties; BC and AB south to CA and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Arvidson, Michael. 2000. Element occurrence form(s). U.S. Forest Service for the Montana Natural Heritage Program.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.