Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4237

Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in shallow water of slow-moving streams, per Weakley's Flora

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Isoetales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes boomii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Isoetes boomii

LESS THAN Georgia Quillworts (Musselman, 2001)
Isoetes boomii

 

COMMON NAME:
Boom's Quillwort


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image of Isoetes boomii

Peter Schafran    psc_boom2b

November    Laurens County    GA

Megaspores at 63X

The megaspores of I. boomii have bold, jagged ornamentation, per Georgia Quillworts. Tipularia (Musselman, 2001).

image of Isoetes boomii

Peter Schafran    psc_boom3

November    Laurens County    GA

Megaspores at 63X

Other than megaspores, there is no simple way to distinguish this species, per Georgia Quillworts. Tipularia (Musselman, 2001).

image of Isoetes boomii

Peter Schafran    psc_boom4

November    Laurens County    GA

Dry swamp