It was fun to spot Selaginella Wallacei (Wallace’s Selaginella aka Spikemoss) today, having just seen another Selaginella a few days ago in Japan.
Occasional on Dicksonia squarrosa in pristine, native forest.
off entrance by stoney brook road
I noticed this unusual and rather solid fern for the first time in the Uraku-en teahouse garden at Inuyama. They were growing on the ground,with the larger ones (6") were growing from the base of a tree, and the smaller (2"), greener ones growing under a hedge. I don't believe they were intentionally planted in either case.
15 Apr 2015.
Churchville Nature Center, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on the forest floor near a lake.
Found in seasonal wetland/vernal pool in Rifle Camp Meadow. Short leaves. White corm.
Thank you to Doreen Smith for her expertise in identifying this plant.
Thank you to Vernon Smith for his excellent photography.
Lycopodiopsida is a class of plants often loosely grouped as the fern allies. Traditionally the group included not only the clubmosses and firmosses, but also the spikemosses (Selaginella and relatives) and the quillworts (Isoetes and relatives). However, the latter are now usually separated off into a separate class, Isoetopsida.