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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Huperzia lucidula [= Lycopodium lucidulum]

Shining Firmoss, Shining Clubmoss

Scientific Name:

Huperzia lucidula [= Lycopodium lucidulum]

Genus:

Huperzia

Species Epithet:

lucidula

Common Name:

Shining Firmoss, Shining Clubmoss

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Huperziaceae (Firmoss Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist forests and ravines. Common in NC mountains, uncommon in piedmont, rare in coastal plain.

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Difficult to grow.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/huperzia/lucidula/

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/lycopodium-lucidulum/



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