1-7 Lycopodiaceae, clubmoss family

Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell, Nicholas M. Hill


Upwards of 15 genera comprise this ancient family. Perennial herbs, they somewhat resemble coarse mosses. The solitary sporangia are borne either in a terminal strobilus or are axillary with leaves. Spores are of equal size. In Nova Scotia we have four genera.Use of their photos given by Alex Wilson, Roger Lloyd, Sean Blaney, David Mazerolle and Ross Hall.


Pteridophyte, Lycopodium, Diphasiastrum, Huperzia, Lycopodiella, native fern allies, clubmoss, ground-cedar, fir-moss, clubmoss, ground-pine

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