Tiny lycopod cousins to Lepidodendron and Sigillaria can still be found in West Virginia today, like this Ground Pine specimen which was collected from an old hillside farm now reclaimed by volunteer woodland.

The ancient lycopod lepidodendron commonly attained heights of 150 feet or more and lived 350,000,000 years ago.

While ground pine rarely attains heights over 12 inches it bears a striking resemblence to it's ancient cousin lepidodendron, both in form and habit-- particularly with respect to its arborescent branching.

 Ground Pine
Other Examples of Modern Lycopods:

  Lycopodium obscurum
(Ground Pine)

 Lycopodidium annotinum
(Stiff Clubmoss)

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