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Sonoran Desert Plants
Selaginella eremophila (Desert Spike-moss, flor de piedra)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: rocky slopes,northerly aspects
Life Form: clubmoss
Leaf Description: moss-like
Flower Color: no flowers
Flowering Period: non-flowering
Spines: spineless
Family: Selaginellaceae (spike-moss family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and T.R. Van Devender. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 3. Ferns, lycopods, and gymnosperms. Phytoneuron 2013-37, 1-46 page 33 (4.0 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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