We now take a break from wildflowers to look at some neat plants. Apologies, but I cannot tell you which species these are. I just think they’re nifty.
Underside of a fern, showing sporangia:
A clump of moss, showing sporangia:
And a clubmoss commonly called “ground pine”; I believe the genus is Lycopodium; the species might be Lycopodium dendroideum:
Not a moss like in the previous picture, but an entirely different kind of plant. For one thing, clubmosses are vascular, and mosses are non-vascular. But this is a wildflower blog not a botany primer, so I’m not going any further with that. I’m just starting to delve into this area…