Lycopodium complanatum L.
FamilyLycopodiaceae — APG family: Lycopodiaceae
SynonymsDiphasium complanatum (L.) Rothm.
Common namechristmas green, creeping jenny
DescriptionStem creeping in surface of soil, elongate, rooting, green; branches erect, forked, divergent, obviously flattened, with somewhat glaucous leaves in 4 rows; ventral leaves much smaller than others, subulate and appressed; spikes or groups of spikes usually pedunculate.
EcologyDry woods, rarely above tree line. Described from Europe and America.
Specimens from interior differ from those from southern coast in having narrower branches and in having but one spike on each fertile branch.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.