Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2474

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on grassy balds, bog margins, forest openings, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - linear
Leaves of lateral branches 6-ranked, all of equal size

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dendrolycopodium hickeyi   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopodium hickeyi   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Lycopodium obscurum var. isophyllum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 003-01-008b:
Lycopodium obscurum var. dendroideum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hickey's Tree-clubmoss, Pennsylvania Ground-pine


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image of Dendrolycopodium hickeyi, Hickey's Tree-clubmoss, Pennsylvania Ground-pine

JK Marlow    jkm210423_9673b

April    Transylvania County    NC

image of Dendrolycopodium hickeyi, Hickey's Tree-clubmoss, Pennsylvania Ground-pine

JK Marlow    jkm210423_9673c

April    Transylvania County    NC

Lateral branches appear almost round, vs. D. obscurum's appear flattened, per Jim Fowler's blog.

image of Dendrolycopodium hickeyi, Hickey's Tree-clubmoss, Pennsylvania Ground-pine

Keith Bradley    kab_d_obscurum_0764

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Strobilus .3 - 2.5" long, sessile, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.