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Lycopodium obscurum (Rare clubmoss)
Cressler, Alan

Lycopodium obscurum

Lycopodium obscurum L.

Rare Clubmoss, Common Ground-pine, Flat-branched Ground-pine, Princess'-pine, Tree Clubmoss

Lycopodiaceae (Club-Moss Family)

Synonym(s): Dendrolycopodium obscurum

USDA Symbol: LYOB

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporophyllous plant.

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , QC
Native Distribution: Eastern US and Canada.
Native Habitat: Mature, hardwood forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lycopodium obscurum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lycopodium obscurum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lycopodium obscurum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-09-05
Research By: JAM

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