Contractions. - Lycop. Lyc.

Lycopodium clavatum. Nat ord., Lycopodiaceae

Synonyms. - Muscus terrestris repens, Pes ursinus.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 41.

Club Moss, Wolf's Claw. , For, names: German, Ge-meiner Barlapp, Kolbenmoos; French, Pied de Loup, Lycopode; Italian, Lycopodio; Spanish, Licopodio.

Habitat. - Hilly pastures and heaths in Central and Northern Europe, Russian Asia, and North America. Common in Great Britain, especially in the north.

Fruiting time. - Summer and autumn.

Parts employed. - The spores, wrongly called pollen or seeds.

Characters. - An extremely fine pale yellow powder, unctuous to the touch, tasteless, inodorous, inflammable, swims on water, and cannot be wetted without great difficulty.

Time for collecting. - Summer and autumn.

Preparation. - Trituration. The tincture also is prepared, but it is doubtful whether it possesses all the virtues of the drug.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Chr. Kr., iv.

Proper forms for dispensing. - lx to 3, Trituration only. 4, dilute Tincture only. 5 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.