MARQUERITAE J.G. Bruce, W.H. Wagner, & Beitel
Horizontal stems flat on ground, upright stems 13-17 cm tall, strobili ½-1/3
the total length of the upright stems; sporulating August-September.
SIMILAR SPECIES: Similar to other members in the genus Lycopodiella. Close examination is required for accurate
TOTAL RANGE: Southwestern Michigan
and n. Ohio.
STATE RANGE: Post-1970 records from Geauga, Lake and
STATE STATUS: 1996-1997: Added, 1998
to present: Endangered.
HABITAT: Wet, acidic soils in disturbed situations such as quarries and
HAZARDS: Overshading by other species through succession.
RECOVERY POTENTIAL: Unknown, possibly good since it occurs in
INVENTORY GUIDELINES: Collect complete, mature specimens.
COMMENTS: This species may be more common than current records
indicate. It should be sought in
suitable habitats throughout northern Ohio.
Bruce, J.G., W.H. Wagner Jr., and
J.M. Beitel. 1991. Two new species of bog clubmoss, Lycopodiella
(Lycopodiaceae) from southwest Michigan. Mich. Bot. 30: 3-10.
Wagner, W.H. jr. and J.M. Beitel.
1993. Lycopodiella. 34-37. In Flora of North America, Volume 2:
Pteridophyta and Gymnosperms. Oxford U. Press, N.Y., N.Y.
of Natural Areas and Preserves
Department of Natural Resources
Created: 4/1998 Richard Gardner
Database Code: SPEA.497