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Lycopodium clavatum

Running Clubmoss, Staghorn Clubmoss, Wolf's Claw Clubmoss, Robin Hood's Hatbands

Scientific Name:

Lycopodium clavatum

Genus:

Lycopodium

Species Epithet:

clavatum

Common Name:

Running Clubmoss, Staghorn Clubmoss, Wolf's Claw Clubmoss, Robin Hood's Hatbands

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

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

Habitat Description:

Openings, balds, roadbanks, open forests. Uncommon in NC mountains; present mostly above 4000’.

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

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Difficult to grow. Prefers acid soils.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/lycopodium/clavatum/

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/lycopodium-clavatum/



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