Taxon  Report   7461    
Selaginella asprella  Maxon
Bluish spike moss,  Bluish spikemoss
Selaginella asprella
© 2012 Keir Morse
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Selaginella asprella
© 2012 Keir Morse
Selaginella asprella
© 2012 Keir Morse
Selaginella asprella, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Selaginella asprella
© 2017 Keir Morse
Genus: Selaginella
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Selaginella asprella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).