Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2601

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it usually in permanent water bodies with active current, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Any Quillwort that is submerged during winter will be green.
Simple
Leaves whorled, at least at maturity

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Isoetales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Isoetes engelmannii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes engelmannii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 005-01-002:
Isoetes engelmannii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Georgia Quillworts (Musselman, 2001)
Isoetes engelmannii

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Isoetes engelmannii var. engelmannii

 

COMMON NAME:
Engelman's Quillwort