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Meadow Spikemoss (Selaginella apoda)

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Selaginella Apoda, or more commonly know as Meadow Spikemoss, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Selaginella. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Selaginella Apoda or Meadow Spikemoss's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Category: Lycopod
  • Genus: Selaginella
  • Family: Selaginellaceae
  • Order: Selaginellales
  • Class: Lycopodiopsida
  • Division: Lycopodiophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: IN (E) ME (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (meadow spike-moss) ME (creeping spike-moss)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW- FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(FACW+) 3(FACW+) 6(FACW-)




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