Hickey’s Tree Clubmoss
Hickey’s tree clubmoss is a native of northeastern North America.
Identification: This club moss reaches up to 6" (15 cm) in height, branching several times, looking like a tiny tree. Each branch is uniformly covered with many leaves up to ¼" (6.3 mm) long. Upward-pointing cone-like structures called strobili, ¼-2½" (8.4-63 mm) long, often appear on top.
Dendrolycopodium on PlantSystematics.org
Lycopodium on Wikipedia
Dendrolycopodium hickeyi on PlantSystematics.org
Dendrolycopodium hickeyi at FossilFlowers.org
Dendrolycopodium hickeyi on the New England Wildflower Society’s GoBotany site
Cobb, Boughton, Farnsworth, Elizabeth & Lowe, Cheryl, Peterson Field Guides: A Field Guide to Ferns and Their Related Families of Northwestern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005, p. 288
Dendrolycopodium hickeyi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.