|Scientific name:||Lycopodium clavatum L.|
|Nederlandse naam:||Grote wolfsklauw|
|English name:||wolf's-foot clubmoss, stag's-horn clubmoss, Running Ground Pine,|
|Plant Family:||Lycopodiaceae, clubmosses, Lummerväxter|
|Life form:||spore-bearing vascular plant|
|Stems:||Up to 1 m long; much branched, densely clothed with small spirally-arranged leaves; branches bearing spore cones turn erect, reaching 5-15 cm above ground, and have fewer leaves than the horizontal branches; horizontal stems produce roots at frequent intervals along their length, allowing the stem to grow indefinitely along the ground. The stems superficially resemble small seedlings of coniferous trees|
|Leaves:||3-5 mm long and 0.7-1 mm broad, tapered to a fine hair-like white point|
|Flowers:||Reproducing by spores; the spore cones are yellow-green, 2-3 cm long and 5 mm broad.|
|Flowering Period:||July, August, September|
|Habitat:||Moist shaded woodland, open thickets, rocky slopes, pine forests, mixed woods; occasionally swamp and bog edges.|
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.
clavatum, Latin, "club shaped"
Distinguished from other running clubmosses by its branching, multiple cones on extremely long stems, and horizontal stem on surface of ground.