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Selaginella Species, Sand Spikemoss

Selaginella arenicola

Family: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella (sell-lah-gi-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: arenicola (ar-en-EE-koh-luh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From spores

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 2, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Sand Spikemoss (Selaginella arenicola) grows in dry sandy sites and Florida/white sand scrub habitats and similar habitats in the southern United States, such as Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. However, is mainly found only in south-central and central Georgia south through the Florida Peninsula down to Miami-Dade and Collier counties in the southern end of Florida.

Sand Spikemoss grows as a rounded shrub, scrubby spreading subshrub/shrub, groundcover or small to medium shrub.

In Florida, this species is found growing mainly in dry sandy sites, such as the Florida Scrub. It needs full sun and exposure.

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