Shining Club Moss
Herb: Shining Club Moss
Latin name: Lycopodium lucidulum
Family: Lycopodiaceae (Club-moss Family)
Edible parts of Shining Club Moss:The plant is edible.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Cool woods from Newfoundland to Ontario and southwards.
Other uses of Shining Club Moss:The plant can be used as a mordant in dyeing.
Propagation of the herb:Spores - best sown as soon as they are ripe on the surface of a humus-rich sterilized soil. Keep the compost moist, preferably by putting a plastic bag over the pot. Pot on small clumps of plantlets as soon as they are large enough to handle and keep humid until they are well established. Do not plant outside until the ferns are at least 2 years old and then only in a very well sheltered position. The spores are generally produced in abundance but are difficult to grow successfully. Layering of growing tips.
Cultivation of Shining Club Moss:Cool woods from Newfoundland to Ontario and southwards.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Lycopodium lucidulum:Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, a number of other members of this genus are said to be toxic and so some caution is advised.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.