Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Spinulum annotinum (Linnaeus) A. Haines. Stiff Clubmoss, Bristly-Clubmoss. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: High elevation hardwood or coniferous forests. Dist: A species of N. North America and n. Europe, south in North America to n. NJ, MN, SD, NM, AZ, and OR, and in the Appalachians to WV, sw. VA, and e. TN (Blount County); Asian material is segregated as S. lioui Li Bing Zhang (Chen et al. 2021).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K4, NE, NY, Tn, Va, Haines (2003a); = Lycopodium annotinum – C, FNA2, K1, Pa, W; > Lycopodium annotinum var. acrifolium – F, G, WV; > Lycopodium annotinum var. annotinum – F, G, Md, WV; > Lycopodium annotinum var. pungens – WV

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
image of plant© Keith Bradley
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Spinulum annotinum, West Fork Rock Creek Gorge, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Custer National Forest, Carbon County, Montana 1 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie