Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Running Pine
Lycopodium clavatum
Family: Lycopodiaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1?

Open dry woods and rocky places in acid soil (Gleason & Cronquist 1991); in KY, sandstone ridge.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The strobili (spore-bearing structure) are clustered and pedunculate (stalked) and leaves (appear scale-like close the stem) have long-hairlike tips. The aerial branches are rounded not flattened.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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