in light shade
Taxon: Lycopodium clavatum subsp. clavatum (Synonym: Lycopodium clavatum s. str. [by Fischer 2008])
2008-09-06 Upper Austria, Mühlviertel, district Rohrbach (850 msm Quadrant 7350/1)
German name: Gewöhnlicher Kolben-Bärlapp
ID source: Fischer & al., Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (2008, 3rd edition)
Habitat: forest with mainly spruce on highly acidic soil (on granite)
Occurrence: relatively rare but with relatively big and stable populations on some places, like here in Böhmerwald
This species had several developed sporangia which grew from the top of the tall lateral stem and were smaller than the sporangia formed by ground cedar clubmoss.
Additionally, some of the lateral growing stems were as long as 18 inches.
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.