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Lycopodiella cernua

Staghorn Clubmoss

  Lycopodiaceae
 

Staghorn Clubmoss, Wawae'iole, Christmas Tree Clubmoss, Nodding Club-moss , Lycopodiella cernua

 
Staghorn Clubmoss, Wawae'iole, Christmas Tree Clubmoss, Nodding Club-moss , Lycopodiella cernua

Lycopodiella cernua

Common Names: Staghorn Clubmoss, Wawae'iole, Christmas Tree Clubmoss, Nodding Club-moss

Growth Habit: Subshrub, Herb/Forb

Height: Up to 39 inches (1 m) tall or more

Description: The plants are terrestrial and spread by creeping horizontal stems up to 16 feet (5 m) long or more. The branchlets (upright stems) are green to yellow-green, repeatedly branched like deer antlers, and covered with spirals or whorls of tiny leaves. The leaves are shiny, green to yellow-green, narrowly triangular to linear-awl-shaped, point-tipped, and curved toward the stem tip. The strobili (cone-like reproductive spore bodies) at the stem tips are pale yellow, cylindrical in shape, and nodding. The plants look and feel like miniature Christmas trees.

Staghorn Clubmoss grows in bogs and in wet to mesic (moderately wet) forests.

 

Staghorn Clubmoss, Wawae'iole, Christmas Tree Clubmoss, Nodding Club-moss , Lycopodiella cernua

Staghorn Clubmoss, Wawae'iole, Christmas Tree Clubmoss, Nodding Club-moss , Lycopodiella cernua

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