Selaginella lepidophylla (Hook. & Grev.) Spring
Flower of stone
Selaginellaceae (Spike-Moss Family)
USDA Symbol: sele2
This spike moss is noted for its ability to survive dessication for long periods by rolling its stems into a tight ball.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: This is a non-flowering plant that reproduces by spores.
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: New Mexico and Texas south into Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky soils.
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Selaginella lepidophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Selaginella lepidophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Selaginella lepidophylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-01
Research By: TWC Staff