Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in dry to mesic, usually acid forests and openings, esp common in disturbed sites, such as successional pine forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - tiny
Leaves 4-ranked, upper and lower ranks smaller than lateral

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Diphasiastrum digitatum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopodium digitatum   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 003-01-010:
Lycopodium flabelliforme   FAMILY Lycopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Running-cedar, Fan Ground-pine, Running Ground-pine, Common Running-pine