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Lycopodium clavatum L.

Common clubmoss

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionLycopodiophytaAncient plants that have only a single vein per leaf, limiting size
ClassLycopodiopsida“Fern allies”—clubmosses and firmosses
OrderLycopodialesLycopodiums
FamilyLycopodiaceaeLycopodiums, clubmosses
GenusLycopodiumFrom Greek lukos, “wolf,” and podion, “foot”
SpeciesclavatumMeans “club-shaped,” referring to the top of the hairs on the inner side of the petals

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Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

4/7/2021 · Hackett and Minot Trails, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 6 × 7" (16 × 17 cm)

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 12 × 10" (31 × 25 cm) ID is uncertain

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 12 × 12" (29 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

4/26/2023 · Cathance River Trails, Highland Green, Topsham, Maine

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

10/8/2016 · Groton Town Forest, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 20 cm)

Lycopodium clavatum L. var. laurentianum Victorin

Lycopodium clavatum L. var. subremotum Victorin

Lycopodium clavatum L. var. tristachyum Hook.

 

Lycopodium clavatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Jul 2023.

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Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 7 × 8" (18 × 21 cm) ID is uncertain

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 6" (14 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

9/27/2018 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 10 × 6" (24 × 16 cm)

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm) ID is uncertain

Lycopodium clavatum (common clubmoss)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain

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