Growing in boggy open herbfield
Cascading down a bank beside the track.
in light shade
A common species throughout Nelson, however, surprisingly sparse in this reserve, perhaps because it's preferred habitat is more open areas of Manuka/ Kanuka forest rather than the dense forest cover of podocarp forest
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....