Hey! We have another native evergreen for your mystery today.
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This little evergreen is a clubmoss called Ground Cedar, Lycopodium digitatum. It’s a primitive plant that looks like a vine because it has a stem that travels over the ground, but you humans can tell it’s not a vine because it doesn’t have a woody stem. The branches are somewhat flat and fan-like on Ground Cedar, like a cedar tree’s needles.
You might think this plant would make a great ground cover for your backyard habitat, but please don’t try to dig it up to try this. Ground Cedar is very hard to grow and harder to transplant.