Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2645

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on rock outcrops at high elevations (very rarely at middle elevations), rarely also in seepage or along banks of small streams at high elevations, and in fens (on hummocks), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - dimorphic, lanceolate or linear
Leaves in tight bushy spirals (no annual constrictions)

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Huperzia appressa   FAMILY Huperziaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Huperzia appalachiana   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-002:
Lycopodium selago   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Lycopodium selago var. appressum

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Firmoss, Appalachian Fir-clubmoss