Lycopodium alpinum L.
FamilyLycopodiaceae — APG family: Lycopodiaceae
SynonymsDiphasium alpinum (L.) Rothm.
Common namealpine club moss
DescriptionStem creeping in surface of soil, elongate, rooting, whitish-green; branches erect, blue-green, cylindrical or usually somewhat flattened, with leaves in 4 rows; spikes sessile, at tips of leafy branches.
EcologyWoods, meadows, and heaths, common from lowlands to mountains, absent from calcareous soil. Described from Lapland and Switzerland.
A good characteristic is the trowel-shaped ventral leaves, by which sterile specimens of this species can be distinguished from the sometimes similar L. complana- tum or L. sabinaefolium var. sitchense.
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.