Lycopodium annotinum, SE: Revlummer, DE: Sprossender Bärlapp,
NL: Stekende wolfsklauw, UK: Stiff Clubmoss

Scientific name:  Lycopodium annotinum L.
Scientific name:  Spinulum annotinum (L.) A. Haines
Swedish name:  Revlummer
German name:  Sprossender Bärlapp
Nederlandse naam:  Stekende wolfsklauw
English name:  Stiff Clubmoss, Bristly clubmoss
Plant Family:  Lycopodiaceae, Clubmoss family, Lummerväxter

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Life form:  Perennial fern
Stems:  Creeping and rooting stems with upright branches
Leaves:  Scale or needlelike, arranged in cone-like strobilli; cones green when young, brown when mature on the ends of the branches, unstalked
Flowers:  Reproducing by spores
Flowering Period:  July-September
Fruits:   Fruit-bearing tip
Habitat:  Cool, damp, shaded thickets; moist woods, bogs, and meadows; higher sites in wooded swamps.

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Lycopodiumfrom the Greek word lycos, "wolf" and podion, diminutive of pous, foot", in reference to the resemblance of the branch tips to a wolf's paw.
annotinum, annotinus, "a year old, of last year", "one year old".
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation A.Haines is used to indicate Arthur Haines, an American plant biologist specializing in the taxonomy and identification of New England tracheophytes.
Distinguished from other running clubmosses by its individual cones on short stems.

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