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Mosses - Ground Pine

Ground Pine - Lycopodium dendroideum
Ground Pine - Lycopodium dendroideum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
The Ground Pine is in the Clubmoss Family and botanists consider this plant to be very ancient. Ground Pine is very rare and is usually found in moist canyons and openings of woods.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.