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Running cedar

Lycopodium digitatum


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


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

1 Species ID Suggestions

drP 7 years ago
Running cedar
Lycopodium digitatum Diphasiastrum digitatum

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GenavieVeron 7 years ago

Thanks drP !

JenKnight 7 years ago

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

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.

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Coaldale, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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