Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2644

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC-SC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in dry forests, glades, balds, barrens, forest openings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - tiny
Leaves 4-ranked, upper and lower ranks smaller than lateral

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diphasiastrum tristachyum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopodium tristachyum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-009:
Lycopodium tristachyum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Running-cedar, Ground-cedar