Evergreen perennial from horizontal stems about 2 mm wide, shallowly buried; upright shoots branched several times more or less in one plane, 10-35 cm tall; branches flattened, sometimes darker green on the convex sides and lighter on the concave sides.
Leaves on the convex side and on the edges of the branches triangular, unstalked, those on the concave side reduced and scale-like.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BAFA(1), BWBS(175), CWH(42), ESSF(184), ICH(243), IDF(18), MH(3), MS(88), SBPS(50), SBS(450), SWB(30)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Lycopodium complanatum L.