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Diphasiastrum sitchense

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Kingdom  Plantae
Class  Lycopodiopsida
Genus  Diphasiastrum
Order  Lycopodiales
Division  Lycopodiophyta
Family  Lycopodiaceae
Rank  Species
Similar  Diphasiastrum, Lycopodium lagopus, Diphasiastrum digitatum, Lycopodiales, Diphasiastrum alpinum

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Sitka clubmoss (Diphasiastrum sitchense) is a pteridophyte species native to northern North America and northeastern Asia. It is a terrestrial herb spreading by stolons running on the surface or the ground or just slightly below the surface. Leaves are appressed, broadly lanceolate, up to 3.2 mm (0.13 inches) long. Strobili are solitary on the ends of shoots. It is known from every province in Canada, plus the US States of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. It is also found in Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Yukon, Japan, and the Kamchatka Peninsula of Asiatic Russia. It can be found in alpine meadows, open rocky barrens, and coniferous woodlands.

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