Fir Clubmoss (Lycopodium selago). By mountain trail. Beinn Eighe NNR, Wester Ross ©Laurie Campbell/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or


Despite their name, these attractive plants are more closely related to ferns than to mosses.

Clubmosses grow on Scotland’s:

  • heather moorland
  • mountain tops
  • flushes
  • lake margins

Protection of clubmosses

Discover how Scotland’s wild plants and fungi are protected.