What are those green things on the forest floor?

These are the first "green things" of late winter/early spring
I find in the forest (along with ferns).  These pop up before
the wildflowers.
I wondered what they were.

I have found out that they are called Fan Clubmoss
also known as Ground Cedar and also known as Bears Paw in Southwest Virginia (where I am)

Wikipedia has some great info on this plant - HERE 

These were seen during my walk along 
Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg, VA on 02-21-18


happyone said...

These pop up at Happy Trails too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They sure do look lovely after the dull colors of winter.

Rose L said...

I am going to try to see if there are any here in Oregon next hike I take!

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