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Trailing Clubmoss - Lycopodium complanatum
Other Names:  Diphasiastrum complanatum

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems prostrate on or just below ground. Shoots 10–25 cm; branches strongly flattened. Leaves 4-ranked, appressed, clasping, overlapping; lateral pair linear, dorsal and ventral much shorter. Strobili 1 to 3, pedunculate, 1–9 cm long. Sporophylls 2–3 mm long, fan-shaped with an abrupt point. Shoots resemble twigs of western redcedar (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT in the northwestern counties; AK to Greenland South to OR, MT, WI and NY (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 26

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Habitat
Moist forests, especially cedar-hemlock; montane and lower subalpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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