Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Selaginellaceae, Spikemoss family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Meadow Spikemoss
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lycopodioides apodum   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Selaginella apoda   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Selaginella apoda 004-01-001   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, bogs, on spray cliffs, stream margins, wet meadows, marsh edges, wet spots in lawns, other moist habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Louisiana Spikemoss, Gulf Spikemoss
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lycopodioides ludovicianum   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Selaginella ludoviciana   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae

 

Look for it in swamp margins, wet meadows

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Twisted-hair Spikemoss
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bryodesma tortipilum   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Selaginella tortipila   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Selaginella tortipila 004-01-003   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, mostly at high elevations

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont), endemic to Southern Appalachians of GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rock Spikemoss
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bryodesma rupestre   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Selaginella rupestris   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Selaginella rupestris 004-01-004   FAMILY: Selaginellaceae

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, other, mostly acidic, rock outcrops, occasionally on greenstone or calcareous shales

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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