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Dendrolycopodium obscurum [= Lycopodium obscurum]

Flat-branched Tree Clubmoss, Common Ground-Pine

Scientific Name:

Dendrolycopodium obscurum [= Lycopodium obscurum]

Genus:

Dendrolycopodium

Species Epithet:

obscurum

Common Name:

Flat-branched Tree Clubmoss, Common Ground-Pine

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Acidic forests (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

"Non-flowering, sporophyllous plant." Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Plant

image

Tom Harville's garden, 26 March 2005
© Tom Harville

Plants

image

Tom Harville's garden, 26 March 2005
© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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