Selaginella eclipes W. R. Buck.
Common Name: SELAGINELLA
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Fern Al

Selaginella eclipes with Primula mistassinica rosettes 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.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2683.