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* (Laest. ex C. Hartm.) G. Zinserl. ex Kuzen.
Dry rocky or sandy soil. Open woods and grassy areas, rocky barrens, bog margins in acid and subacid soil.
Across southern Canada to AK, south into New England, northern NY, MI, northern WI, and northern MN.
Low evergreen from horizontal stems, creeping or arching on the soil surface, sometimes branching, rooting at intervals. Leaves of aerial stems ascending to appressed, caudate, ending in whitish, hair-like tips mostly 1-3 mm. Strobili terminal, solitary (if double, usually nearly sessile), on stalks 3.5-12.5 cm long.
Produces spores from late August to late September.
Wetland indicator: FAC
More northern than L. clavatum, however their ranges overlap.
Wagner, W.H. Jr. and Beitel, J.M. 1993. Lycopodiaceae. In: Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. 2.
Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford.
Michael Hough © 2005, 2018