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Acid bogs and moist banks.
MA to FL and TX, mainly on the coastal plain, disjunct in the Cumberland Mountains.
Sterile (horizontal) stems arching from the base and recurved to the ground then prostrate and rooting at the tips; leaves many-ranked, linear-subulate, ciliate-denticulate; fertile stems erect, 10-25 cm, with leaves to 11 mm and densely crowed; strobili 2-6 cm, sessile, 1-2 cm diameter; sporophylls green, linear-subulate, 6-11 mm, widely spreading.
Spores produced September to October
Wetland indicator: FACW
One of the more robust member of this genus.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY.
Michael Hough © 2018