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Selaginella gracillima

Tiny Selaginella

Moss-like annual herb with erect usually unbranched stems, occasionally branched near base.

Additional information

  • FamilySelaginellaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size2-6 cm high
  • Plant groupingFerns & Fern Allies
  • LeavesScattered pale green stalkless lance-shaped leaves to 2 mm long in 4 rows.
  • FlowersNon-flowering. Rounded spore cases along most of the branches.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist peaty soils on margins of swamps and watercourses. Dappled to full shade.
  • Garden useSmall pine-like club moss for shaded ferneries and moist gardens.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusRestricted distribution within the Shire.
Photographer/s: Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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