Lycopodium clavatum Linnaeus. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Openings, balds, roadbanks, open forests. Dist: Circumboreal, south in e. North America along the Appalachians to NC, n. GA, and ne. AL (Clay Co.; Diamond 2020); also c. Mexico south through Central America to n. South America (Brazil); West Indies.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Additional taxonomic study is needed of what may prove a complex of species.
Synonymy: = FNA2, FoC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Md, NE, NY, RAB, Sf, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Haines (2002b), Rumsey (2007); = Lycopodium clavatum L. ssp. clavatum – Meso1, Øllgaard, Kessler, & Smith (2018); = Lycopodium clavatum L. var. clavatum – F, G, Md; < Lycopodium clavatum L. – C, Pa, WV