Lycopodium clavatum. Stag’s horn clubmoss.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Chamaephyte. Semi-woody perennial. Extensively creeping, rooting at nodes.  

Spore-producing period: 

June to August.  


Heaths and bogs, including in uplands. Base-rich micaceous soils, acidic Calluna heath and Nardus grassland. Disturbed soil of roadside embankments and quarries.  


Overgrazing and poaching by livestock. Habitat loss and fragmentation due to agricultural intensification. Heath fires. Peat cutting. Trampling by hikers.  

Static distribution map:
Lycopodium clavatum
Lycopodium clavatum
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage