Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1356

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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...Moist

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Selaginellales

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 (1968) 004-01-001:
Selaginella apoda   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Diplostachyum apodum

 

COMMON NAME:
Meadow Spikemoss


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

        

image of Lycopodioides apodum

JK Marlow    jkm180408_258

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Lycopodioides apodum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsapoda_twinf1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

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

image of Lycopodioides apodum

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.

image of Lycopodioides apodum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsapoda_twinf3b

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

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