Page author: David Giblin
Lycopodium clavatum
common clubmoss, elk-moss

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, also in central and eastern North America; circumboreal

Habitat: Moist coniferous woods and swamps.

Spores: Produces spores April-October

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lycopodium clavatum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 1101. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lycopodium clavatum L. var. integerrimum Spring, misapplied [ILBC5, Abrams]
Lycopodium clavatum L. var. integrifolium Goldie
Lycopodium clavatum L. var. subremotum Vict.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lycopodium clavatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lycopodium clavatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lycopodium clavatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lycopodium clavatum photos.

USDA Plants: Lycopodium clavatum information.

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