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Nodding club-moss
Lycopodiella cernua var. cernua
Lycopodiaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small to medium herbaceous fern relative.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from spores.

Comments: It is listed as commercially exploited by the state of Florida.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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