Awesome spikey moss! Small brown stalks about three inches above surface.
Small plot of Common Clubmoss on the trail leading from Camp Huntington to St. Williams Church.
ID from John Staniland
In dry understorey of kanuka dominated forest
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.