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A chiefly tropical creeping clubmoss which has branching stems with hair-like spines on the leaf margins, small spore-bearing cones, and typically a mat-like growth.
- ‘The spikemosses are creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise.’
- ‘The best growing environment for this spikemoss is in dappled to full shade with ample moisture.’
- ‘In foliage, twiggy spikemoss resembles a clump of moss that was plugged into a high voltage electrical outlet.’
- ‘Modern descendants are tiny dwarfs by comparison - including varieties of the herbaceous ground or club mosses, quillworts, and spikemosses’
- ‘Like other spikemosses, its leaves are very tiny and overlap.’
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