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Fan Clubmoss, Diphasiastrum Digitatum Is The Most Common Moss Species In North America And Is Known For Glossy Foliage

The fan clubmoss scientifically named the Diphasiastrum digitatum, or commonly nicknamed the ground cedar or crowsfoot, is the most common species of Diphasiastrum in North America, within one of the three main divisions of living vascular plants. Formerly included in the superspecies Diphasiastrum complanatum, its common name is due to its resemblance to cedar boughs lying on the ground, and its foliage is glossy and evergreen. With a preference for disturbed areas and coniferous forests, the clubmoss can form dense monocultures. Its subterranean gametophytes may live for many years in the soil for developing vegetative shoots.

The fan clubmoss is a low-growing perennial vascular plant without any significant amounts of wood tissue above or at the ground, usually measuring less than thirty centimeters tall. As mentioned earlier, its leaves are glossy, scale-like, and appressed just like a mature cedar's foliage, with four evenly-spaced leaves that appear as four columns. The most prominent leaves are lateral, and the leaves on the upper surface are narrow.

The fan clubmoss' stems spread horizontally above the ground or just below the surface of the duff layer, and each of the upright shoots contains two or more branches near the base. Clubmoss branches usually ascend to spread in a forked and tree-like behavior and arrange themselves on the same plane in a fan-like manner, and each upright shoot measures from three to twenty inches tall. Meanwhile, vegetative shoots are typically less than eight inches.

Fan Clubmoss's, Diphasiastrum Digitatum Habitat Ranges Far And Wide, And This Plant Had Many Uses In Ancient Times

The distribution of the fan clubmoss ranges from dry to mesic habitats, acid forests, and openings. While they usually grow in eastern North America, they also thrive in Canadian regions, such as Ontario and Quebec. While there are various habitats for the fan clubmoss, they usually appear in partially shaded habitats that are moist to dry, such as open forests, thickets, and fields. Other habitats include woodlands, bluffs, sandstone cliffs, and wooded areas where oak trees and conifers grow.

The fan clubmoss is one of the earliest groups of vascular plants, having evolved about four hundred and ten million years ago. Clubmoss spores and tea from plant leaves appeared as medicine, food, and pyrotechnics in the ancient cultures of Indian America and Europe. Some medicinal uses range from remedying urinary tract problems, diarrhea, and other digestive tract problems; other purposes include headache relief and inducing labor in pregnancy. But as of modern times, researchers still look for thorough evidence on fan clubmoss's effectiveness and safety.

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Fan clubmoss is easiest to propagate by division or by taking root cuttings taken during its growing season, which is spring through fall.

Fan Clubmosses are members of the Polypodiaceae family, a group of ferns. Some people call them Tree Ferns because they resemble the true ferns that grow on trees. Fan Clubmosses are also called Running Cedar because they are like Cedar in many ways. They have a strong aroma and release oils that repel insects and other pests from bothering their growth and development.

Fan clubmoss (Selaginella tamariscina), also known as running Cedar, is a small, creeping perennial plant. It has many common names, including deer moss, ground pine, and live spleenwort. 

Fan clubmoss is a small plant that forms mats of green foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped and approximately 1/2 inch long. The leaves grow at a 45-degree angle from the stem. The stems are dark green and slender and form horizontal stems that spread over the soil's surface. The stems root at intervals along their length to help them hold onto the ground so they can't be easily pulled out once they become established in your garden.

You can divide it in early spring or summer when new growth appears. Dig up a clump of fan clubmoss, trying to get as much of the roots as possible without damaging them. 

The uses and benefits of Fan Clubmoss - Running Cedar are many. It is used privately as an ornamental ground cover or "living carpet" and landscape design. Its use as a ground cover can be found in rock gardens, around shrubbery, or anywhere where a low-maintenance, evergreen ground cover is needed. 

Because it spreads by rhizomes, it is also used to prevent soil erosion on steep slopes. Also, because it does not require much maintenance and thrives in the shade, it is often used underneath trees to prevent soil erosion at its base. The uses and benefits of Fan Clubmoss - Running Cedar are many and varied. For more information on this plant, contact your local nursery or gardener.

Fan Club Moss has a nice, bushy appearance and makes for a beautiful natural lawn substitute. Fan Club Moss is most often used in rock gardens and landscaping. Fan Club Moss is an excellent choice for rock gardens or anywhere you want to add texture to your landscape. Fan Club Moss has a spreading root system that spreads over time.

 Fan Club Moss will also tolerate partial shade but prefers full sun. If you use this plant in your landscape as a lawn substitute, you may have to water it weekly during dry periods. Soil moisture will also be essential when using this plant as a lawn substitute. The more sunlight, the more water it will need. 

Purchase Fan clubmoss because it is an ideal plant for beginners because it is resilient and looks great in most conditions. Although it can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, fan clubmoss prefers partial shade and moist soil. The plant will appear darker green with red tints on its tips in bright light. When grown in low light, the leaves take on a grayish-green color with horizontal stripes running down the stems.

Fan Clubmoss for sale plant is easy to grow and propagates by spores. The fan club moss will sprout new growth from the tip of its stem, creating the appearance of a miniature fern tree.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Height at maturity: 4 feet

Hardiness: zones 4 to 9 

Sunlight: partial, full sun

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