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Family: Selaginellaceae — spike-moss family

Species in the family Selaginellaceae are small, annual or perennial herbs; the perennial species may be evergreen. The stems are simple to abundantly forked. Leaves are scale-like, single-veined, and may have more than one shape on a single plant. The spore-bearing leaves are aggregated near the tips of branches into spore cones. The spores are of two sizes in this family (megaspores and microspores).

This family’s genera in New England

Visit this family in the Dichotomous Key