Selaginella Japonica - Messrs. Jas. Vietch & Son, who introduced this beautiful species of club moss from Japan, give the following description of it:

Selaginella Japonica.

Selaginella Japonica.

" It is caulescent, the incipient stem rising to about an inch or an inch and a half, then producing a profusion of circinate frondose bran-chets, rather rigid in texture, which become horizontal as they lengthen, and are furnished with numerous lateral offshoots, the whole forming a good-sized spreading plant, with a regular but not formal outline. The color of the plant is a rather deep green, quite distinct from any other Selaginella".

In America almost everything from Japan is found to be perfectly hardy, and we have no doubt it will prove a valuable addition to American Fern gardens.