Selaginella lepidophylla

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Scientific Name Selaginella lepidophylla USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Flower of Stone ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Selaginellaceae (Spikemoss) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Desert habitat; dry, rocky ledges, crevices and boulder fields; in Texas, Far West and Big Bend region.
Plant: Small perennial to 8-10 inches across; plant curls into a brown ball when dry and opens into a green rosette after rain.
Leaves: Small scale-like, oval, overlapping.
Inflorescence: Non-flowering; four-sided spore cases up to 1/2 inch diameter at leaf tips.
References: "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey and SEINet.
Texas Status

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