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Lycopodiella alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Cranfill. Foxtail Bog-clubmoss. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, seepages, wet pine flatwoods, wet prairies, bogs, ditches, and other wet, sandy sites. Dist: Primarily Southeastern Coastal Plain: se. MA south to FL and west to e. TX, and disjunct in the Cumberland Plateau of KY, TN, and VA, the Allegheny Mountains of WV (Morton et al. 2004), the e. Highland Rim of TN, and in ME (Haines 2001); s. Mexico south through Central America to n. South America; Cuba.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The tropical portions of the distribution may be considered presumptive at this time; for instance, Øllgaard (2012a) elevates two taxa previously treated as varieties of Lycopodiella alopecuroides to species rank.

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, ETx1, Fl1, FNA2, K1, K3, K4, Meso1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, TxFerns, Va, WH3, Haines (2002a); = Lycopodium alopecuroides L. – C, F, G, Md, S13, Sf, Tat, W; = Lycopodium alopecuroides L. var. alopecuroides – Tx; = n/a – GrPl; < Lycopodium alopecuroides L. – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lycopodiella alopecuroides, Lake Bog, Taylor County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lycopodiella alopecuroides, WPT 69 Pond, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lycopodiella alopecuroides, near 30 Knot Pond, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Panacea Unit, Wakulla County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷

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