E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Huperzia continentallis (Brack.) Holub
alpine fir-moss
Lycopodiaceae (Club-moss family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Ian Cruickshank  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #60894)

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Distribution of Huperzia continentallis
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Species Information

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Evergreen perennial from a short rhizome; stems yellow-green to brown-green, in dense clusters of 5 to 10 (or more), 5-10 cm tall, without annual constrictions.
Lanceolate or egg-shaped, broadest at the bases, with broadly pointed tips, about 4-6 mm long, appressed to the stem.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry rocky places, cliff shelves and heath in the subalpine and alpine zones; infrequent throughout BC; N to AK, YT and NT.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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