Connecticut Plants
Mountain Firmoss (Appalachian Firmoss)
Huperzia appressa (Desv.) A. & D. Löve
  • Synonyms: Huperzia appalachiana Beitel & Mickel
  • Family: firmoss (Huperziaceae)
  • Habitat: damp, rocky areas: cliffs, talus slopes, alpine areas
  • Height: 2 to 4 inches
  • Location of spores: in round, yellow sporangia in a zone near the top of the stem
  • Persistence: evergreen
  • Origin: native

Photographed on Mount Washington, New Hampshire in late June.


Photographed on Mount Washington, New Hampshire in late June.