A European native, club moss is not a true moss, but a dense, compact, moss-like plant that serves as a low-growing ground cover or a filler between paving stones. The miniature plant grows well in rock gardens or containers.
Lycopodiopsida is a class of herbaceous vascular plants known as lycopods, lycophytes or other terms including the component lyco-. Members of the class are called clubmosses, firmosses and quillworts. Quillworts grow in close association with water. Many species are fully aquatic and grow in lakes, slow-moving rivers and estuaries. Clubmosses and spikemosses mostly enjoy wet, shady environments but some species can be particularly tolerant to drought.