Selaginella bigelovii

Ferns Selaginellaceae Selaginella

Bushy Spikemoss

This is not a true moss, it is a primitive vascular plant. It can be found on dry rocky banks all through the chaparral.

During the winter rains it is green and happy, but with the summer drought it shrivels and dries up, waiting for the next rain.

Selaginella bigelovii alive
Dec-Mar

Selaginella bigelovii drying
Apr

Selaginella bigelovii dormant
Aug

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