Page author: David Giblin
Diphasiastrum complanatum
ground cedar, trailing ground-pine

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, primarily in the northern half of the state; Alaska south to Washington, Idaho and Montana, east across Canada and the northern U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Moist to dry, usually coniferous forests, rocky slopes and sandy openings, low to mid-elevations.

Spores: Sporing structures in summer and fall

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Diphasiastrum complanatum (L.) Holub
Publication: Preslia. 47: 108. 1975.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lycopodium complanatum L. [HC]
Lycopodium complanatum L. var. complanatum [Abrams]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Diphasiastrum complanatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Diphasiastrum complanatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Diphasiastrum complanatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Diphasiastrum complanatum photos.

USDA Plants: Diphasiastrum complanatum information.

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