One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A creeping mosslike plant of a genus that includes the lesser clubmosses.
Genus Selaginella, family Selaginellaceae
- ‘Also found here is shining club moss, which has membrane-like leaves and spore cases hidden at the base of each leaf, and the spike moss northern selaginella, which has short, needlelike, evergreen leaves.’
- ‘The possibilities are endless - with a little bit of winter heat, you could grow pleiones and other terrestrial orchids; with permanent shading you could collect ferns, selaginellas and woodland plants like Soldanella.’
Modern Latin, diminutive of Latin selago ‘clubmoss’.
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