Growing out in open on volcanic ash plain at 1100m elevation.
I noticed dozens of Lycopodium clavatum (Running Clubmoss) along the Tunnel Creek trail today. This was the densest patch I found.
Uncommon on exposed clay sites.
The thinner one
Pediceled, paird strobili; flat leaves
Lycopodium (from Greek lukos, wolf and podion, diminutive of pous, foot) is a genus of clubmosses, also known as ground pines or creeping cedar, in the family Lycopodiaceae, a family of fern-allies (see Pteridophyta). They are flowerless, vascular, terrestrial or epiphytic plants, with widely-branched, erect, prostrate or creeping stems, with small, simple, needle-like or scale-like leaves that cover the stem and branches thickly. The leaves contain a single, unbranched vascular strand and are microphylls by definition....