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Lycopodium clavatum (running clubmoss; common club moss)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lycopodium clavatum (stag's-horn clubmoss, running clubmoss, or ground pine) is the most widespread species in the genus Lycopodium in the clubmoss family.
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Height [2]  3.9 inches (0.1 m)
Width [2]  39 inches (1 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Very Acid
Soil Fertility [3]  Infertile
Soil Moisture [3]  Moist
Hazards [2]  The plant contains lycopodine, which is poisonous by paralysing the motor nerves; It also contains clavatine which is toxic to many mammals; The spores, however, are not toxic;
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Fern
Usage [2]  The spores are water repellent and can be used as a dusting powder to stop things sticking together; They are also used as a talcum powder and for dressing moulds in iron foundries; They can also be used as explosives in fireworks and for artificial lightning; The plant can be used as a mordant in dyeing; The stems are made into matting;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Adamello Presanella 69894 Italy  
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Basegi Zapovednik Ia 93739 Perm, Russia
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Beskid Niski 375518 Poland  
Beskid Slaski 65261 Poland  
Beskid Zywiecki 87169 Poland  
Bieszczady 275571 Poland  
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway V 73611 North Carolina, Virginia, United States
Bolshekhekhtsirsky Zapovednik Ia 112282 Khabarovsk, Russia
Braulio Carrillo National Park II 117843 Costa Rica  
Brenta 73487 Italy  
Bükk-hegység és peremterületei 164079 Hungary  
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cape Breton Highlands National Park II 234333 Nova Scotia, Canada  
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 144772 Ukraine  
Chirripó National Park II 126117 Costa Rica  
Dolina Biebrzy 299507 Poland  
Dolina Dolnego Bugu 183624 Poland  
Dolina Dolnej Pilicy 78633 Poland  
Dolina Dolnej Wisly 82926 Poland  
Dolina Pilicy 87367 Poland  
Dorzecze Parsety 68474 Poland  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Gates of the Arctic National Park Ib 184461 Alaska, United States
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Ib 591068 Alaska, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Gros Morne National Park II 476632 Newfoundland, Canada
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Horná Orava 145144 Slovakia  
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Kejimkujik National Park II 94203 Nova Scotia, Canada
Kenai Fjords National Park Ib 574822 Alaska, United States
Kluane National Park and Reserve National Park Reserve II 5463436 Yukon, Canada
Kobuk Valley National Park Ib 1576553 Alaska, United States
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Lagorai 114140 Italy  
Lake Torne Area Biosphere Reserve 238457 Sweden  
Lasy Janowskie 148846 Poland  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Magadansky Zapovednik 2332834 Russia  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Nahanni National Park Reserve II 1309627 Northwest Territories, Canada
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Okskiy Biosphere Reserve 190748 Russia  
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States
Ostoja Augustowska 264573 Poland  
Ostoja Jasliska 72369 Poland  
Ostoja Knyszynska 336272 Poland  
Ostoja Nadbuzanska 113759 Poland  
Ostoja Nadwarcianska 65861 Poland  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Ostoja Przemyska 97994 Poland  
Ostoja Slowinska 79446 Poland    
Ostoja nad Barycza 202692 Poland  
POSETS - MALADETA 82205 Spain  
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada
Po¾ana 93067 Slovakia  
Prince Albert National Park II 976762 Saskatchewan, Canada
Pukaskwa National Park II 459860 Ontario, Canada
Puszcza Biala 207024 Poland  
Puszcza Bialowieska 156041 Poland  
Puszcza Kampinoska Biosphere Reserve 188373 Poland  
Puszcza Solska 196076 Poland  
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Amistad Biosphere Reserve II 493313 Costa Rica  
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 762028 Manitoba, Canada
Shenandoah National Park II 108221 Virginia, United States
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Slovenský kras 100327 Slovakia  
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Spreewald Biosphere Reserve 117355 Germany  
Strážovské vrchy 147080 Slovakia  
Terra Nova National Park IV 125894 Newfoundland, Canada
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Tsentral'no-Lesnoy Biosphere Reserve Ia 62630 Russia  
Tsentral'no-Sibirskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 2521510 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia
Uroczyska Puszczy Drawskiej 183887 Poland  
Ve¾ká Fatra 149348 Slovakia  
Volovské vrchy 316267 Slovakia  
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  
Waddensea Area Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy IV 600666 Netherlands  
Wielki Sandr Brdy 91691 Poland  
Wolin i Uznam 76089 Poland    
Wood Buffalo National Park II 11038545 Alberta, Canada
Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park Provincial Park II 1072124 Ontario, Canada
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Zalew Wislany i Mierzeja Wislana 100974 Poland  



Alaskozetes antarcticus (Mite)[4]
Leiosphaerella lycopodina[5]
Phaeosphaeria lycopodina[5]
Bourletiella hortensis (garden springtail)[4]


Shelter for 
Bourletiella hortensis (garden springtail)[4]


Bassegi Zapovednik; Caribbean; North America; Tapantí-Macizo de La Muer National Park;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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