Fir Clubmoss

Name: Fir Clubmoss

Scientific name: Huperzia selago

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 60

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About: Clubmosses are very primitive plants. Found in rocky habitats, moorland, bogs and mountains. Grows up to 25cm tall.

How to identify: There are seven species of Clubmoss in Britain, which are very difficult to tell apart.

Where: Widespread in the uplands.

Fantastic fact: Clubmosses are members of an ancient group of plants that included the trees that dominated the world in the Carboniferous period, 320 million years ago, that turned into coal!

Photograph credit: Miika S


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