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Nt Fern Al
Fens and fen-like shores, especially of the Great Lakes, in calcareous sites, in sun or partial shade and often associated with mossy hummocks and Thuja occidentalis; very local away from the vicinity of the Great Lakes shoreline.
This is superficially similar in habit to a small Lycopodiella inundata (which, however, occurs in acidic habitats) in its creeping vegetative stems with erect fertile branches with a slightly expanded apical strobilus. Unlike the other two species of Selaginella, this one is often hidden among mosses and denser vegetation (sedges or other fen plants).