Lycopodium inundatum L. - Bog Clubmoss


 

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Lycopodium inundatum - (image 1 of 3)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Lycopodiaceae

Habitat

Acid bogs, shores, and meadows. Typically found in areas covered by water for part of the year.

Associates

 

Distribution

Circumboreal. Range extends south into MD, VA, WI, MN, and CA.

Morphology

Horizontal stems flattened, rooting at irregular intervals, the lower leaves ascending. Upright shoots few, to 10 cm long. Leaves spreading or ascending, pointed but without hair tip. Strobili to 1.5-5 cm long, sessile, with spreading microphylls similar to those of the stem.

Notes

Spores produced September to October

Wetland indicator: Obligate

Also known as Lycopodiella inundata (L.) Holub.   

Bibliography

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY.

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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