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Club-moss   /kləb-mɔs/   Listen

Primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles.  Synonyms: club moss, lycopod.

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"Club-moss" Quotes from Famous Books

... bamboos. Brambles, speedwells, forget-me-nots, and nettles grow mixed with figs, balsams, peppers, and huge climbing vines. The wild English strawberry is found on the ground, while above tropical orchids like the dendrobiums cover the trunks of the oaks. The bracken and the club-moss of our British moors grow associated with tree-ferns. And ...
— The Heart of Nature - or, The Quest for Natural Beauty • Francis Younghusband

... both fertility and plasticity. It was probably in this period that coloured flowers—attractive to insect-visitors—began to justify themselves as beauty became useful, and began to relieve the monotonous green of the horsetail and club-moss forests, which covered great tracts of the earth for millions of years. In the Carboniferous forests there were also land-snails, representing one of the minor invasions of the dry land, tending on the whole to check ...
— The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) - A Plain Story Simply Told • J. Arthur Thomson

Words linked to "Club-moss" :   strobile, strobilus, ground pine, little clubmoss, Lycopodiate, class Lycopsida, alpine clubmoss, Lycopodium alpinum, little club moss, fern ally, spikemoss, lycopod, class Lycopodiate, Lycopodium selago, mountain clubmoss, Lycopodium lucidulum, spike moss, Lycopsida, fir clubmoss, cone, shining clubmoss, Christmas green

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