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Lycopodiella appressa

Plant of the day: Lycopodiella appressaappressed bog-clubmoss

Appressed bog clubmoss is found in wet soils, usually on pond shores and in abandoned borrow pits along the Atlantic coastal plain and the Connecticut River Valley. It gets its name from its very reduced, leaves, that are appressed to the stem. There is a rare hybrid betwee ...

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