Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2648

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in savannas, seepages, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple - linear-lanceolate
Leaves of horizontal stems in many spiral rows

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lycopodiella appressa   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopodiella appressa   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-005:
Lycopodium appressum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Bog Clubmoss


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image of Lycopodiella appressa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyad3_001_lvd

        

image of Lycopodiella appressa

JK Marlow    jkm120704_529

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Lycopodiella appressa

JK Marlow    jkm120704_530

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

A larger number of upright stems than other Lycopodiella, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Lycopodiella appressa

JK Marlow    jkm120704_551

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Horizontal stem surface-creeping, rooting; upright stems erect, densely lvd, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Lycopodiella appressa

JK Marlow    jkm120705_584

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Lycopodiella appressa

JK Marlow    jkm130915_340

September    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Tightly appressed sporophylls help distinguish this from other Lycopodiella, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.