Selaginella kraussiana Selaginellaceae Kraus's Clubmoss

Under trees in the Talbot Valley Close up

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Description - A delicate little fern ally that grows close to the ground and resembles a large leafy liverwort because of the row of leaves on either side of its stem.

Habitat - In damp places, often in quite long grass.

Comments - This is a plant introduced from S Africa or the Azores and is most at home under the staging in greenhouses. However, since 1947 it has been recorded at various places outdoors in Guernsey, and there are patches at several places in the Fermain, Petit Bot and Talbots Valleys and around the Reservoir.

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