Twistedhair Spikemoss

(Selaginella tortipila)

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Description

Selaginella tortipila, the twistedhair spikemoss or kinky-hair spike-moss, is a species of clubmoss, a primitive group of plants. It is native to the Southeastern United States where it is found in a small area in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont. It is found on granite or sandstone rock outcrop communities, often at high elevation.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order:Selaginellales
Family:Selaginellaceae
Genus:Selaginella
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