Share

Native Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Search native plant database:
Name:    
Family:    

Selaginella lepidophylla (Flower of stone)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Selaginella lepidophylla

Selaginella lepidophylla (Hook. & Grev.) Spring

Flower of stone

Selaginellaceae (Spike-Moss Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SELE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This spike moss is noted for its ability to survive dessication for long periods by rolling its stems into a tight ball.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: This is a non-flowering plant that reproduces by spores.

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: New Mexico and Texas south into Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky soils.

Benefit

Interesting Foliage: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Selaginella lepidophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Selaginella lepidophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Selaginella lepidophylla

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-08-01
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back