Lycopodium lagopus

(Laestadius ex C. Hartman) G. Zinserling ex Kuzeneva Prochorova

Fl. Murmansk. Obl. 1: 80. 1953.

Common names: One-cone club-moss lycopode patte-de-lapin
Basionym: Lycopodium clavatum var. lagopus Laestadius ex C. Hartman Handb. Skand. Fl. ed. 7, 313. 1858
Synonyms: Lycopodium clavatum var. brevispicatum Peck Lycopodium clavatum var. integerrimum Spring Lycopodium clavatum var. megastachyon Fernald & Bissel Lycopodium clavatum var. monostachyon Hooker & Greville
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Horizontal stems on substrate surface. Upright shoots clustered, shoots 0.5–0.8 cm diam., dominant main shoot branches 2–3(–4), mostly in lower 1/2. Lateral branchlets few and like upright shoots; annual bud constrictions abrupt and conspicuous, shoots 0.5–0.8 cm wide, branches mostly erect. Leaves ascending to appressed, medium green, 3–5 × 0.4–0.7 mm; margins entire; apex with narrow hair tip 1–3 mm. Peduncles 3.5–12.5 cm, with remote pseudowhorls of appressed leaves, unbranched. Strobili solitary (if double, usually nearly sessile), 20–55 × 3–5 mm. Sporophylls 1.5–2.5 mm, apex rather gradually reduced to hair tip. 2n = 68.

Habitat: More or less exposed, grassy fields and openings in second-growth woods
Elevation: 50–1500 m


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Greenland, Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Maine, Mich., Minn., N.H., N.Y., Vt., Wis., Eurasia.


Lycopodium lagopus is generally more northern than its sister species, L. clavatum (W. J. Cody and D. M. Britton 1989). Where they come together, however, they can grow side by side (even in southern Michigan) and maintain their distinctions.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Warren H. Wagner Jr. +  and Joseph M. Beitel +
(Laestadius ex C. Hartman) G. Zinserling ex Kuzeneva Prochorova +
Lycopodium clavatum var. lagopus +
One-cone club-moss +  and lycopode patte-de-lapin +
Greenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Maine +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, Vt. +, Wis. +  and Eurasia. +
50–1500 m +
More or less exposed, grassy fields and openings in second-growth woods +
Fl. Murmansk. Obl. +
Lycopodium clavatum var. brevispicatum +, Lycopodium clavatum var. integerrimum +, Lycopodium clavatum var. megastachyon +  and Lycopodium clavatum var. monostachyon +
Lycopodium lagopus +
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