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Southern club-moss
Lycopodiella appressa
Lycopodiaceae


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.
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.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton