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Southern club-moss
Lycopodiella appressa
Lycopodiaceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small to medium herbaceous fern relative.

Dimensions: About 6-18 inches in height. Stems creep along the ground forming large patches broader than tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Widespread in eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Presumed extirpated in Miami-Dade County; perhaps extirpated in Broward County; Cuba.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Wet pinelands, prairies 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: Fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous spores.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from spores.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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