Nodding club-moss
Lycopodiella cernua var. cernua
Lycopodiaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small to medium herbaceous fern relative.
Height:
Typically 10-18 inches in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to Broward County and the Monroe County mainland; West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World. Very rare in Broward County, where know only from the Snake Creek/Miramar Pineland Natural Area.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands and margins of swamps.
Soils:
Wet to moist, poorly drained acid sandy soils, sometimes with some peat accumulation.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
N/A.
Flower Characteristics:
There are no flowers; the plants reproduce by spores.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous spores.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from spores.
Comments:
It is listed as commercially exploited by the state of Florida.


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton