Vines

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Vines

Post by Bosterson » January 21st, 2019, 8:07 am

This thing was weird, like a fir tip growing in vine form across the ground...
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Re: Vines

Post by adamschneider » January 21st, 2019, 10:45 am

It's a club-moss, probably Lycopodium clavatum.

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Re: Vines

Post by Bosterson » January 21st, 2019, 11:15 am

Spot on, Adam, thanks, and I think you're right about the species. I don't think I've encountered that before, it was deep in the forest. Neat looking thing.
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Re: Vines

Post by texasbb » January 21st, 2019, 3:34 pm

I'm glad to get that ID, as I've seen that stuff before and could never figure out what it was.

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Re: Vines

Post by BigBear » January 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm

Thanks, Adam. I've seen this plant before but always thought it to be some kind of conifer vine, never would have gone with moss.

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Re: Vines

Post by adamschneider » January 24th, 2019, 5:11 pm

One of its common names is "ground-pine." And it's not really a moss; club-mosses and their relatives are a whole separate branch within the plant kingdom. (Lycopodiophyta vs. Bryophyta.)

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