Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Lycopodiaceae
Lycopodium hickeyi (Hickey's 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, open woods, power lines
DescriptionA tree-like clubbmoss from an underground rhizome. The erect stem is covered with small appressed leaves. The leaves on the branches are equal in length and give them the appearance of a bottlebrush. The strobili (cones) are not stalked. It usually found in drier, more open sites than L. obscurum.
Habit photoTB
Detail photo 1PW
Detail photo 2TB