spike moss

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Related to spike moss: quillworts
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Noun1.spike moss - any of numerous fern allies of the genus Selaginella
club moss, club-moss, lycopod - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles
genus Selaginella, Selaginella - type and sole genus of the Selaginellaceae; evergreen moss-like plants: spike moss and little club moss
basket spikemoss, meadow spikemoss, Selaginella apoda - spikemoss forming dense mats; eastern North America
dwarf lycopod, rock spikemoss, Selaginella rupestris - tufted spikemoss forming loose spreading mats; eastern North America
desert selaginella, Selaginella eremophila - prostrate spikemoss; California
resurrection plant, rose of Jericho, Selaginella lepidophylla - densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peru; curls up in a tight ball when dry and expands and grows under moist conditions
florida selaginella, Selaginella eatonii - occurs widely in Florida
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Both Chinese Spike Moss, a bioflavonoid shown to quell irritation, and Caffeine, an anti-irritant, are added to visibly calm irritated, stressed skin, which in severe cases, can contribute to the appearance of skin aging.
Huge Sitka spruce rose above us, draped in old-man's-beard, spike moss, and sword fern; western hemlock upwards of 20 feet in circumference loomed like great Greek columns.
Whole understory communities-sword ferns, sphagnum moss, salmonberry, salal, spike moss, huckleberry, Oregon grape, and young conifers-cover every square foot of ground.