Scientific Name: Diphasiastrum complanatum (L.) Holub
Caption: Ground Cedar
Photographer: BlueRidgeKitties
Locality: Boone, North Carolina, United States (36.212705, -81.690537)
Notes: With their strobili rising up like candelabras all over the forest floor, these ground cedar plants are getting ready for spore production. Their spores are flammable and during the Victorian era "lycopodium" powder (dry spores) were used for fireworks.
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