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A low-growing flowerless plant that resembles a large moss, having branching stems with undivided leaves.
- ‘At left is a picture of the clubmoss Lycopodium obscurum showing the habit of the plant and position of the strobili, or cones.’
- ‘Of the 900 species of lycophytes (clubmosses) recognized, only four C-values are available.’
- ‘Alternatively, in Cumbria we are looking for volunteers to help carry out a survey for two unusual rarities - marsh clubmoss and pillwort.’
- ‘On the other hand, the trait ‘megaphyll’ (as opposed to ‘microphyll’) unites the fern and the flowering plant into a group, excluding the clubmoss.’
- ‘Extant vascular plants range from clubmosses and ferns and their allies (such as whisk ferns and horsetails) to complex seed plants, comprising gymnosperms and angiosperms.’
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