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Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss Family)
General - perennial with rooting, horizontal stems creeping on or near ground surface, up to 1 m long; erect-ascending stems, whitish green, much branched, 5 - 30 cm tall, flattened (cedar-like).
Leaves - in 4 vertical rows, sharp-pointed, partially fused to a stem, in 3 forms; largest on upper side, lie flat against tem, with elevated base; smaller on lower side, awl-shaped; side leaves egg- to awl-shaped with short, free tips.
Spore Clusters - in axils of yellowish to greenish, egg-shaped bracts, densely clustered in 1 - 3, 6 - 30 mm long cones on forked, 10 - 65 mm long stalks at stem tips.
Open woodlands, thickets, heathland and rocky slopes; common across Northwestern Ontario's boreal forest, north to treeline; circumpolar.
In Europe and North America, ground-cedar was dried, powdered and used to make a medicinal tea to increase urine production, stimulate menstrual flow and relieve spasms. It was considered useful for correcting 'female complaints' and was said to stimulate sexual desire. The spore powder was forced into the noses of people who needed reviving. It was also said that if the spores were boiled, the decoction would both kill lice and improve bad wine. The spores were used as a dusting powder in the drug industry, protecting abrading surfaces and preventing pills from sticking together.
Distribution: North America, Europe, and Asia.
Hardiness Zone: USDA Zones 3-5 (view USDA zone map)
Size: 6-10 in.
Form: Evergreen perennial herbaceous epiphyte or fern ally.
Stem/Bud: Horizontal stems are cord-like, trailing or creeping, 3 ft. long, leafy and dichotomously branched. Ascending stems are erect, white-green, 2-10 ft. long and much-branched.
Leaves: Leaves are numerous, small, sharply-pointed, evergreen, scale-like, dark green and over-lap in 4 vertical rows.
Fruit: Reproduce by means spores (minute structures which germinate to produce prothalli). Sporangia are borne in terminal spike-like cones or in yellow-green leaf axils.
Uses: Use in greenhouses, conservatories and hanging baskets. Use as groundcover in a woodland setting. Used medicinally, for basketry and as a mordant.
Culture: Grow in part-shade to shade in constantly moist media. Provide with moving air. Grow indoors in bright light in coarse media and high humidity.
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