Taxon  Report   5246    
Lycopodium clavatum  L.
Running clubmoss,  Running pine
Lycopodium clavatum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.1 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(63 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Lycopodium
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lycopodium clavatum var. laurentianum
PLANTS: Lycopodium clavatum var. subremotum
PLANTS: Lycopodium clavatum var. tristachyum
More information about  Lycopodium clavatum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2020).