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Acid bogs, shores and meadows.
Southeast NH to FL and TX, primarily on the coastal plain and up the Mississippi embayment to western KY; disjunct in mountains of NC and TN and in southwest MI.
Sterile (horizontal) stems prostrate, irregularly rooting, flattened, the leaves of the lower side twisted upwards; leaves 8-10-ranked, linear-subulate, sparingly toothed, 5-8 mm long; fertile stems erect, 10-35 cm long and 1.5-5 mm in diameter with appressed leaves; strobili slender, 2.5-7.5 cm, 3-8 mm diameter, with ascending to appressed sporophylls.
Spores produced September to October
Wetland indicator: FACW
Resembles a robust L. indundata with relatively longer and more slender strobili.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY.
Michael Hough © 2018