Stiff clubmoss; Bristly clubmoss Kattekold Lycopodium annotinum
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The evergreen stiff clubmoss is the most widely spread species in our forests (the softer, denser but protected stag’s-horn clubmoss is rarer). The stems with leaves of the clubmoss are up to twenty centimetres tall and upright, holding their little leaves spread or turned slightly downwards. The tips of the leaves feel rigid and even a little sharp. The creeping stem of an old plant is more than a metre long and has roots at intervals.
It is useful to know that the clubmoss is a fern family plant that spreads by spores – thus very slowly; development of a new plant may need tens of years even in favourable growing conditions .