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Diphasiastrum digitatum [= Lycopodium digitatum]

Common Running-cedar, Fan Ground-pine

Scientific Name:

Diphasiastrum digitatum [= Lycopodium digitatum]

Genus:

Diphasiastrum

Species Epithet:

digitatum

Common Name:

Common Running-cedar, Fan 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:

Dry to mesic, usually acid forests and openings, especially common in disturbed sites, such as successional pine forests. Common in NC mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

This plant is nearly impossible to transplant.

Plant

image

Martha Baskin
Nantahal, NC

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Tom Harville
March

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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