Taxon  Report   5246    
Lycopodium clavatum  L.
Running clubmoss,  Running pine
Lycopodium clavatum
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
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Lycopodium clavatum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Lycopodium clavatum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.1 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
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Lycopodium clavatum
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Lycopodium
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

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 / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).