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Huperzia appalachiana (Appalachian firmoss)
Cressler, Alan

Huperzia appalachiana

Huperzia appalachiana Beitel & Mickel

Appalachian Firmoss, Appalachian Fir-clubmoss, Appalachian Clubmoss

Lycopodiaceae (Club-Moss Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

A state-listed Threatened species in New York and Tennessee. A state-listed Special Concern species in Maine.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 4 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.


USA: GA , MA , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NY , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , QC

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-12
Research By: JAM

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