Creeping plant with erect branches 4-6 inches tall.
This was the only example I saw today of Lycopodium clavatum (Running Clubmoss), just about a foot long, right by the trail.
At the trailhead to Placid Lake, Indian Heaven Wilderness, Gifford Pinchot NF
Lycopodium clavatum sporophylls
Elevation 1265 meters (4150 feet)
Park Butte Trail #603
Mt. Baker Wilderness
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
I really think these look interesting, but I'm not sure what they are!
Common Club Moss or ground pine
Elevation 1000 meters (3300 feet)
Growing on the edge of an avalanche chute.
Granite Mountain Trail 1016
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington
Lycopodium clavatum (wolf's-foot clubmoss, stag's-horn clubmoss, or ground pine) is the most widespread species in the genus Lycopodium of the clubmoss family Lycopodiaceae.