Blue Ground-cedar – 5/18/20
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/18/20
Observation Time: 9:30 a.m.
Observation Location: sandy high ground under high tension lines across the street from the Gavins Pond soccer fields
Common Name: Blue Ground-cedar
Scientific Name: Diphasiastrum tristachyum
Comments: Diphasiastrum tristachyum, commonly known as blue clubmoss, blue ground-cedar, ground pine, deep-rooted running-pine or ground cedar, is a North American and Eurasian species of perennial clubmoss. In North America, it has been found from Newfoundland west to Manitoba, and south as far as Georgia and Alabama. It grows from creeping underground stems which are often deeply buried at 5–12 cm deep. The above ground stems emerge at nodes from the underground stem.