Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Lycopodium annotinum -- (Stiff Clubmoss)

photos by Susan McDougall


Lycopodium annotinum

A rare clubmoss at the Park, Stiff Clubmoss grows here in dense forest, not far from Box Canyon. The horizontal stems may reach 6 feet in length; the erect, branched stems grow upwards from these stems.

Location: Wonderland Trail near Nickel Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Wonderland Trail near Nickel Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7669, -121.6290, 3366
Date: September 9, 2016
Lycopodium annotinum

Usually separated by the cones, in this case the identity is revealed by the tips of the narrow leaves, which lack hair-like bristles.

Location: Wonderland Trail near Nickel Creek, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Wonderland Trail near Nickel Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7669, -121.6290, 3366
Date: September 9, 2016

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