Lycopodiella appressa

Family (Traditional)Lycopodiaceae
Species:Lycopodiella appressa (Chapm.) Cranfill
Common NameSouthern Bog Clubmoss; Southern Club Moss
Growth Habitfern ally
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: fern ally; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: N/A; Leaf Type: awl-like; Leaf Venation: one-veined; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: N/A; Carpel Number/Pistil: N/A; Fruit Complexity: N/A; Fruit Type: N/A; Fruit Wet/Dry: N/A; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: N/A; Inflorescence Types: N/A; Ovary Position: N/A; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Ovules per Carpel: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Pistil Complexity: N/A; Pistil Number: N/A; Placentation Type: N/A; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: N/A; Sporangium Arrangement: strobilus; Stamen Number: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Lycopodium alopecuroides subsp. appressum Lycopodium alopecuroides subsp. appressum (Chapm.) Clute
Lycopodium alopecuroides var. appressum Lycopodium alopecuroides var. appressum Chapm.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Calloway (KY), Pulaski (KY), Benton (TN), Franklin (TN), Polk (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, MEM, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100020005 Franklin Tennessee 04 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
Lycopodiella appressa
TENN-V-0000020 Benton Tennessee 11 Aug 1978 David H. Webb, Brenda S. Webb.
Lycopodiella appressa
UCHT000078 Polk Tennessee 24 Sep 1987 Larry Woods
Lycopodiella appressa
31234100733854 Calloway Kentucky M. Medley
Lycopodiella appressa
31234100020013 Warren Tennessee 13 Sep 1979 Thomas S. Patrick
Lycopodiella appressa
31234100194453 Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
Lycopodiella appressa
31234100019940 Calloway Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
Lycopodiella appressa
TENN-V-0000018 Benton Tennessee 05 Oct 2005 Patricia B. Cox, Edward Clebsch
Lycopodiella appressa
UOS08602 Franklin Tennessee 15 Nov 1997 H.C. Yeatman
Lycopodiella appressa
MEM012444 Calloway Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
Lycopodiella appressa
MEM020074 Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
Lycopodiella appressa
31234100019957 Pulaski Kentucky John Richard Abbott
Lycopodiella appressa
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Lycopodiella appressa - Tara Littlefield
Lycopodiella appressa - Tara Littlefield