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?

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

Species Description:
Clubmoss.

Phenology:
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.

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


Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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