Lycopods show the same alternation of generations
that is seen in many
primitive land plants. However, unlike mosses, the
plant that you see
growing is the asexual or spore-producing stage. Most
species have cones
(strobili) in which spores are produced, all of one
kind (homosporous). The
picture shows a magnified section through a strobilus
or cone. Lycopodium
spores were once used in photo flashes and in
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