Taxon  Report   7470    
Selaginella watsonii  Underw.
Watson's spike moss,  Watson's spikemoss
Selaginella watsonii
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Selaginella watsonii
© 2004 Steve Matson
Selaginella watsonii
© 2015 Steve Matson
Selaginella watsonii, a pteridophyte, is a fern (mosslike) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Selaginella watsonii
© 2004 Steve Matson
Genus: Selaginella
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Selaginella watsonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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