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Lycopodium digitatum

Previously known as:

  • Diphasiastrum digitatum
Phonetic Spelling
ly-koh-POH-de-um dig-ee-TAH-tum
Description

Fan Clubmoss is the most common species of the Lycopodium genus in North America.  It grows in woodland areas in well-drained acidic soils and resembles a coniferous plant but it is a pernnial that grows to only 5" or 10" tall.  It is drought tolerant plant though does best with even moisture.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#native perennial#NC native#food source summer#food source herbage#bird friendly#mammals#audubon#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#native perennial#NC native#food source summer#food source herbage#bird friendly#mammals#audubon#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lycopodium
    Species:
    digitatum
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada to north central and eastern U.S.A.
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , CT , DC , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MN , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts birds and mammals.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 5 in. - 0 ft. 10 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Spores display from July to September.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering plant.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Shade Garden
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heavy Shade