One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey! We have another native evergreen for your mystery today.

Mystery #83

I’ll be back to check for your answers later!


Hey there, back again!

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.

3 thoughts on “One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

  1. I’ll be back to see the answer cos I’ve seen that and never knew what it was. Good to see you still posting occasionally, cos your posts are always interesting. Have a Merry Christmas. My squirrels will get an extra suet block for Christmas, lol.

    • Glad to see you’re still with us, Sarsinart!
      On behalf of those squirrels–if they aren’t electronic-savvy like Nutmeg–thanks! And Happy Holidays to you!

      • Ahh yes, Happy Holidays, not knowing what holidays people celebrate at this time of year. As long as you pop up on the Reader, I’ll catch any interesting things you squirrels write.

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