Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
Nt Fern Al
A. A. Reznicek
with Primula mistassinica rosettes
Open areas of fens, wet sandy, rocky, or marly lake shores and river banks, seeps, openings in wet meadows, usually in strongly calcareous sites.
This is the most generally distributed of our three Selaginella species in Michigan, in sites from bright sun on wet sand to more shaded and moist soil on rotting logs. The plant is basically 2-dimensional, like a moss, with fertile branch tips only slightly elevated above the surface. It is a mat former but the mats are not usually extensive.