Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Appressed Bog Clubmoss

John B. Nelson, Curator of the Herbarium, identified Appressed Bog Clubmoss (Lycopodiella appressa) as the "mystery plant" we discovered along the boggy road with the Red Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia rubra). Appressed Bog Clubmoss was not on the list of flora at the Francis Beidler Forest. Along with the Red Pitcher Plant, the main threat to the survival of the Appressed Bog Clubmoss is overshadowing caused by plant succession and a subsequent loss of colony sites. This species is listed as threatened in other states, but will be forever protected in this Audubon sanctuary.

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