Lycopodium Obscurum – Ground Pine – Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss Family)

Ground Pine

Description General – Perennial from extensively rooting, deep creeping rhizomes; stems erect, 7 – 30 cm tall, unbranched towards the base, densely branched above, bushy, tree-like. Leaves – Many, dense, in 6 (sometimes to 8) vertical rows, sharp-pointed, linear-lance-shaped. Spore Clusters – in axils of greenish to yellowish brown, pointed, broadly egg-shaped bracts densely clustered … Read more

Thuja Occidentalis – Eastern White Cedar Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Thuja occidentalis

The eastern white cedar is also called northern white cedar, arborvitae and swamp-cedar. The name arborvitae or “tree of life” dates from the 16th century when the French explorer Jacques Cartier learned from the Indians how to use the tree’s foliage to treat scurvy. Description General – small-sized, averaging 12 m (40 ft) high, evergreen. … Read more