Plant ID please

Asked February 5, 2017, 4:03 PM EST

Could you help ID this plant? (see picture)
Grows in northern Baltimore county, evergreen, about a foot tall.
Thank you!

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Based on the photo this looks like it may be a Lycopodium, club moss. This is a genus and not a species. Ground cedars, ground firs, princess pines, and running pines have been called lycopodiums. There has been taxonomic work on the family breaking up the species into seven genera.
You can read more about it in the book Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses by William Cullina.
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