Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Lycopodiaceae
Diphasiastrum tristachyum (Slender Ground-cedar)
Leaf length< 1 inch
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistenceevergreen
Shape of spore-producing areaNA
Location of spore-producing areastalked cone
Leaf typesimple
Divisions of leaf bladeNA
Habitatopen ridgetops, powerlines
DescriptionA tree-like clubmoss with an erect stem produced on a rhizome that is 6 ? 8 inches below the surface. The upright stem branches several times, the fan-shaped branches are turned upward and are covered with small blue-green leaves, with a whitish waxy coat. The 2-6 cones are produced on long stalks branches. The color and more erect fan shaped branches distinguish it from D. digitatum.
Habit photoKBS
Detail photo 1TB