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Alpine Clubmoss

Diphasiastrum alpinum

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Plant Data

Order:
Lycopodiales
Family:
Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss)
Type:
Clubmoss
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres spread
Habitats:
Grassland, moorland, mountains.
Flower:
Clubmosses have cones which contain seeds. They are flowerless.
Fruit:
Unstalked cones (to 3cm long) which are greyer than the leaves. The spores ripen in August.
Leaves:
A creeping clubmoss with closely appressed, dull greyish-green leaves. The stems are slightly flattened. Grows up to 20cm (8 inches) in height.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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