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Running cedar

Lycopodium digitatum

Description:

Scaly leaves I've seen it before a million times but I never bothered to identify it

Habitat:

On a forested hill side, oak, maple and birch dominate with aspen and white pine mixed

1 Species ID Suggestions

drP
drP 7 years ago
Running cedar
Lycopodium digitatum Diphasiastrum digitatum


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3 Comments

GenavieVeron
GenavieVeron 7 years ago

Thanks drP !

JenKnight
JenKnight 7 years ago

did not know about the flash powder, drP - that's really interesting!

drP
drP 7 years ago

Wikipedia says this is now known as Diphasiastrum digitatum. USDA still calls it L. digitatum. Either way, it's a lovely lycopod. Its spores were used as flash powder for photography in decades past.

GenavieVeron
Spotted by
GenavieVeron

Coaldale, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2013
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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