Fir Clubmosses - almost 200 years apart.

Huperzia selago

Also known as fir clubmoss.

Here's a few photos of the fir clubmoss  from my walks on Dunnet Head.


These are the pressed herbarium sheets of Robert Dick, baker and botanist of Thurso 1811-1866.

Fir clubmoss recorded nearly 200 years ago.



Robert Dick also documented other clubmosses, including Lycopodim clavatum also known as the stag's-horn clubmoss /common clubmoss.  (photo below). This clubmoss is toxic and has had many uses including using the spores as fireworks and flashes of light in early photography.