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Rings of Magic

Two rings of Fir Clubmoss (Huperzia selago) (synonym Lycopodium selago) grow from a narrow crack. At a guess the plant has been grazed, causing two 'rings' of growth.

 

The clubmosses are a very ancient group of plants that pre-date the flowering plants by more than 200 million years, and was once the dominant form of vegetation, however they are now restricted to the arctic-alpine zones, in Wales occuring above 700m.

 

Cwm Idwal NNR

Snowdonia NP

Wales

 

MacroMondays: 3rd September 2012

Theme: Ring

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Taken on September 3, 2012