Ease to Grow: Moderate
Native Range: Northern Peat Bogs
Zones: 2-6 (2-8)
Bog Clubmoss, Lycopodium inundatum, forms a pretty network of green, leafy, intertwining stolons, and upright, yellow green, cone bearing stems. Leaves appear as sharply, pointed scales along the ground stem, and the growing tips resemble the paws of a miniature wolf. The cone bearing stems look like yellow green bushy clubs. They mature late summer and provide a dusting of spores. Bog Clubmoss is a primitive bryophyte like ferns and moss, and requires very damp growing conditions. It frequently grows in low areas that get inundated with water (hence the name). It prefers the cooler, shady areas of the bog, typically growing in and among other bog plants. It is rapidly growing, and does well with all carnivorous plants. It spreads nicely, and can be divided. It is winter hardy, but dies back to just the growing tip during dormancy. Water with rain/distilled water. It is a curious and interesting bog plant, and makes an attractive ground cover.
For Clubmoss, each portions is 1 or 2 rooted, growing plants. Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it dies back to a short rhizome and will be shipped as a dormant sprig/rhizome. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 1" - 4"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix
Soil pH: 4-6.5
Light: Partial Sun to Shade
Use: Curious ground cover among carnivorous plants.