Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


879

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common NC Mtns, uncommon GA-SC Mtns & NC-SC Pdmt, rare Coastal Plain & GA Pdmt

Look for it in acidic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - needle-like
Leaves of lateral branches 6-ranked, leaves on branch underside much smaller

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Lycopodiales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopodium obscurum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-008a:
Lycopodium obscurum var. obscurum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Ground-pine, Flat-branched Tree-clubmoss