Ground cover that looks like a evergreen

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Date Photo Taken: February 18, 2012
Location: Roswell, GA
Posted By: nthompson


This grows in the woods where we walk and I would love to have it in my yard. What is the name and how do I move some to my yard?


  1. buck Unregistered says:

    This looks to me like Ground Cedar.
    Re: moving it, MAKE SURE TO HAVE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER OF THE LAND, then select a shady place in your yard similar to the location where it is now. Get as much dirt with the roots as you can – try not to disturs it too much. Set in its new home and water it. Look up ground cedar for more info.

    February 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 am
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Lycopodum. Your plant looks like fan clubmoss.
    I’ve never tried transplanting it. Check out this site for that info:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 8:12 pm
  3. M Caylor Unregistered says:

    Ground cedar, Turkey Foot, clubmoss, ground pine…lots of names for this plant. It does not transplant well. I have found large beds of it in the woods under pines.

    February 26th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  4. Lou rich Unregistered says:

    It does look like ground cedar. It likes dappled

    shade under tall trees, but is difficult to

    transplant. I have tried many times.

    February 28th, 2012 at 5:16 pm
  5. M Caylor Unregistered says:

    We have some on property in Dawson County but after I read it was very difficult to transplant and endangered, I quit trying to grow it at our home although the site was similar. It is listed as a plant once used for Christmas decoration in an old Williamsburg Christmas book that I have. It also says it should not be disturbed. We just enjoy it where it is.

    February 29th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
  6. carolhight Flower Fanatic says:

    Very difficult to transplant, but it can be done. Use a flat blade shovel and cut a line around the plant. Wait several weeks for it to develop new roots within the cut area, and you may be able to move it. Unless the area is slated for development, it’s best to leave it and enjoy it in its current location.

    March 19th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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