State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Lycopodium clavatum occurs in Montana on the eastern edge of its distribution in northwestern North America (FNA 1993). Populations appear stable, though it appears to be under-collected in herbaria. Current data on locations and population sizes are needed.
- Details on Status Ranking and Review
ScoreF - 20,000-200,000 sq km (~8,000-80,000 sq mi)
Area of Occupancy
ScoreD - 6-25 4-km2 grid cells
Number of Populations
ScoreB - 6 - 20
Number of Occurrences or Percent Area with Good Viability / Ecological Integrity
ScoreB - Very few (1-3) occurrences with excellent or good viability or ecological integrity
ScoreC - Moderate. Generalist or community with some key requirements scarce
ScoreD - Low
CommentThreat category includes: Logging & wood harvesting.
Shoots to 20 cm, solitary, often with short, arm-like branches. Leaves spreading or ascending, 3–6 mm long, narrow, entire-margined with hair-like tips. Strobili 1–4 cm long, 2 to 4 spreading or ascending on a branched peduncle sparsely set with yellowish bracts. Sporophylls broadly lanceolate, dentate with a hair-like tip. Similar in stature to the more common L. annotinum, but the long leaf tips are distinctive. One collection from Flathead Co. (C.L. Hitchcock 1868, MONTU) has a solitary strobile but otherwise appears to belong here (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)