New York Natural Heritage Program
Carolina Clubmoss
Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana (Linnaeus) Holub
Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana David Werier
Family: Club-moss Family (Lycopodiaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T4
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T4 means: Apparently Secure globally - The subspecies/variety is uncommon in the world but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. (The species as a whole is common globally.)

Did you know?
Clubmosses are "primitive" plants, living relics of some of the earliest vascular plants. There are abundant fossils of tree-like lycopods or clubmosses, which are sometimes depicted in museum displays of dinosaurs. Such specimens are closely related to the smaller clubmosses still found today.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are only 3 existing occurrences (2 from Long Island and 1 from the Adirondacks) and 3 historical occurrences (all from Long Island).

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