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Lycopodium annotinum - L.
                 
Common Name Stiff Club Moss
Family Lycopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The plant contains lycopodine, which is poisonous by paralysing the motor nerves[21, 218]. It also contains clavatine which is toxic to many mammals[218]. The spores, however, are not toxic[21].
Habitats Moors on mountains from 50 - 800 metres in northern Britain[17].
Range Arctic and N. temperate zone, including Britain, south to Spain, the Himalayas and Oregon.
Edibility Rating  
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Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Lycopodium annotinum Stiff Club Moss


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Lycopodium annotinum Stiff Club Moss
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Physical Characteristics
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Lycopodium annotinum is an evergreen Fern growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 2. It is in leaf 12-Jan, and the seeds ripen from Jun to September. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
The plant has been mixed with clay and used to fill the gaps between logs in log cabins[257]. The plant has been mixed with potting compost to act as a fertilizer and make plants growing in it healthier[257].
Cultivation details
Thrives in a rough spongy peat[1]. Requires a humid atmosphere[200]. Terrestrial members of this genus are hard to establish. The roots are delicate and liable to rot, most water being absorbed through the foliage[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. Although looking more like a moss, this genus is closely related to the ferns[200].
Propagation
Spores - best sown as soon as they are ripe on the surface of a humus-rich sterilized soil. Keep the compost moist, preferably by putting a plastic bag over the pot. Pot on small clumps of plantlets as soon as they are large enough to handle and keep humid until they are well established. Do not plant outside until the ferns are at least 2 years old and then only in a very well sheltered position. The spores are generally produced in abundance but are difficult to grow successfully[200]. Layering of growing tips[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Lycopodium campanulatum 01
Lycopodium clavatumCommon Club Moss, Running clubmoss03
Lycopodium complanatumGround Pine, Groundcedar03
Lycopodium lucidulumShining Club Moss10
Lycopodium obscurumGround Pine, Rare clubmoss02
Lycopodium selagoFir Clubmoss12
Lycopodium serratumClub Moss02
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