OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Huperzia porophila   FAMILY Huperziaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Huperzia porophila   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 003-01-003:
Lycopodium porophilum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rock Clubmoss, Rock Firmoss


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image of Huperzia porophila, Rock Clubmoss, Rock Firmoss

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lypo_001_lvd

        

image of Huperzia porophila, Rock Clubmoss, Rock Firmoss

Jim Fowler    jaf_hporophila_01

May    Rabun County    GA

image of Huperzia porophila, Rock Clubmoss, Rock Firmoss

Jim Fowler    jaf_hporophila_02

May    Rabun County    GA

Clustered stems 5-6" tall, erect or with a curved base and erect tip, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Huperzia porophila, Rock Clubmoss, Rock Firmoss

Jim Fowler    jaf_hporophila_03

May    Rabun County    GA

image of Huperzia porophila, Rock Clubmoss, Rock Firmoss

Jim Fowler    jaf_hporophila_04

May    Rabun County    GA

Largest leaves are narrow and long, smallest are triangular, widest at base, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Huperzia porophila   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 003-01-003:
Lycopodium porophilum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2646

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: rock outcrops and cliffs, especially in the spray of waterfalls, at low to medium elevations, usually on sandstone or felsic metamorphic or metaigneous rocks (acidic schists, gneisses, granitic gneisses), and most characteristically on ledges or in crevices in overhung settings along the cliff face where the plants receive little or no direct sunlight, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - lanceolate
Leaves in tight bushy spirals (annual constrictions slight, perhaps not visible)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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