An unusual pre-historic plant that contains up to 10% silicon!
In medieval times those that ascribed to the Doctrine of Signatures thought the liver-shape of this plant meant it was useful in treating liver ailments. It's not. But it's still cool.
The choice construction material for many songbird nests.
Often confused with Running Cedar, this clubmoss is flat-branched, and is also called "Ground Pine" due to its resemblance to a tiny pine tree.
Clubmoss are SUPER interesting. So interesting that I just have to share this from the Virginia Native Plant Society: "Clubmosses or Lycophytes evolved some 410 million years ago as one of the earliest groups of vascular plants.