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Running Cedar

Diphasiastrum digitatum


Running Cedar is a low-growing evergreen plant, in a group of plants known as clubmosses. Clubmosses aren't really mosses; they're more closely related to ferns. Running Cedar is usually between five and ten inches tall. It has straight stems with flat branches which spread like fans. Leaves are small and flat with pointed tips. They feel like leather, and stay green all year.


Running Cedar grows in forests where soil is somewhat dry and there are a lot of dead leaves on the ground. Sometimes it grows in fields with a lot of shrubs or small trees.


Spotted in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2013

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