Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2653

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in woodland streams, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Leaves whorled, at least at maturity

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Isoetales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes virginica   FAMILY Isoetaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 005-01-001?:
Isoetes melanopoda   FAMILY Isoetaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Isoetes virginica

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Isoetes virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Quillwort


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image of Isoetes virginica

Peter Schafran    psc_virg1

        VA

Scanning electron micrograph of megaspore equatorial surface at 100X

Megaspores cream colored or white, tuberculate, 440-470 micra in diameter, per Synopsis of Isoetes in the Southeastern United States. Castanea (Boom, 1982).