Lycopodiella lateralis

Slender Club-moss

Weakly erect or straggling herbaceous perennial, unbranched or branched at base. Spreads from creeping much-branched underground stem (rhizome).

Additional information

  • SynonymLycopodium laterale
  • FamilyLycopodiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizebranches 10-40 cm long
  • Plant groupingFerns & Fern Allies
  • LeavesSoft, narrow, scale-like overlapping pale green leaves to 8 mm x 1 mm, tips pointed and spreading.
  • FlowersNon-flowering. Small cone-like fruiting bodies to 15 mm long scattered along stems, acutely angled to stem.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in wetland scrub. Very limited distribution just within the Shire.
  • Garden useAttractive soft club-moss for a fernery or container growing.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from one local area. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Daniel Ohlsen, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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