Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Jim Fowler's blog explains and illustrates the differences in the various Dendrolycopodium.
Learn more about Pennsylvania Ground-pine from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Lycopodium obscurum var. isophyllum
Hickey's Tree-clubmoss, Pennsylvania Ground-pine
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JK Marlow jkm210423_9673c
April Transylvania County NC
Lateral branches appear almost round, vs. D. obscurum's appear flattened, per Jim Fowler's blog.
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.