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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

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

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