OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Lycophytes: Selaginellales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Lycopodioides apodum   FAMILY Selaginellaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Selaginella apoda   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Selaginella apoda

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Selaginella apoda var. apoda

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 004-01-001:
Selaginella apoda   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Diplostachyum apodum

 

COMMON NAME:
Meadow Spikemoss


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image of Lycopodioides apodum, Meadow Spikemoss

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seap3_001_lvd

        

image of Lycopodioides apodum, Meadow Spikemoss

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsapoda_twinf1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Lateral stems creeping (or the tips sometimes slightly ascending), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Lycopodioides apodum, Meadow Spikemoss

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsapoda_twinf3

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Often overlooked by vascular plant botanists as a moss or liverwort, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Lycopodioides apodum, Meadow Spikemoss

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsapoda_twinf3b

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Lateral leaves of the main stem ovate, margins dentate-serrate, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Lycopodioides apodum   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Selaginella apoda   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Selaginella apoda

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Selaginella apoda var. apoda

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 004-01-001:
Selaginella apoda   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Diplostachyum apodum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1356

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: seepages, bogs, spray cliffs, stream margins, wet meadows, marsh edges, wet spots in lawns, other moist habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves 4-ranked, upper and lower ranks smaller than lateral

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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