Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Lycopodiaceae
Lycopodium obscurum (Ground-pine)
Leaf length< 1 inch
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistenceevergreen
Shape of spore-producing areaNA
Location of spore-producing areasessile cone
Leaf typesimple
Divisions of leaf bladeNA
Habitatdry to moist forest
DescriptionA tree-like clubmoss that grows from an underground rhizome. The erect stem is covered with appressed small leaves and has 4 or 5 branches. The small leaves are unequal in length giving the branches a flattened appearance. The strobilus (cone) lacks a stalk
Habit photoTB
Detail photo 1TB