Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


878

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common in Mtns, uncommon in Piedmont (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC Piedmont

Look for it in moist forests and ravines, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - oblanceolate
Leaves in tight bushy spirals; annual constrictions make stems appear undulating

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Huperzia lucidula   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-001:
Lycopodium lucidulum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Shining Clubmoss, Shining Firmoss