Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1357

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

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

Look for it on rock outcrops, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - scale-like

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Selaginellales

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 (1968) 004-01-003:
Selaginella tortipila   FAMILY Selaginellaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Twisted-hair Spikemoss