Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2121

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Look for it in openings, balds, roadbanks, open forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - linear, with an extended hairlike bristle
Sterile leaves 10-ranked

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lycopodium clavatum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopodium clavatum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-007:
Lycopodium clavatum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Staghorn Clubmoss, Running Clubmoss, Ground-pine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lycl_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170224_257

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Principal leafy stems creeping, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm170224_259

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Lycopodium clavatum

JK Marlow    jkm170224_260

February    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm160504_417

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

Rhizome is above ground, with leaves like those of the upright stems, per Ferns of the Smokies.

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JK Marlow    jkm160504_418b

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

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JK Marlow    jkm060710_157b

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Strobili borne on elongate, sparsely leafy peduncles, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm060710_163

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

The erect stems branch several times, resembling deer antlers, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm060710_167

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm090913_062

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fertile leaves are in distinctive clusters which resemble candelabra, per Ferns of the Smokies.

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JK Marlow    jkm090913_068b

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves with elongate, attenuate, hyaline hair-tips, per Weakley's Flora.