This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Selaginella Japonica - Messrs. Jas. Vietch & Son, who introduced this beautiful species of club moss from Japan, give the following description of it:
" 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".