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.  

Habitats: 

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

Threats:

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