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Huperzia appressa [= Huperzia appalachiana, Lycopodium selago var. appressum]

Appalachian Clubmoss, Appalachian Fir-clubmoss

Scientific Name:

Huperzia appressa [= Huperzia appalachiana, Lycopodium selago var. appressum]

Genus:

Huperzia

Species Epithet:

appalachiana

Common Name:

Appalachian Clubmoss, Appalachian Fir-clubmoss

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Huperziaceae (Firmoss Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

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) (Weakley 2015). Rare in the NC Mountains.

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Plants

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Roan Mountain

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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