Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4238

Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in 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 georgiana   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes georgiana   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Isoetes georgiana

LESS THAN Georgia Quillworts (Musselman, 2001)
Isoetes boomii

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Quillwort


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image of Isoetes georgiana

Peter Schafran    psc_geo6

April    Tift County    GA

I. georgiana and I. boomii may represent a single taxon, per Georgia Quillworts. Tipularia (Musselman, 2001).

image of Isoetes georgiana

Peter Schafran    psc_geo7

April    Tift County    GA

Megaspores at 30X, not cleaned

image of Isoetes georgiana

Peter Schafran    psc_geo2b

May    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks. Megaspores at 63X, not cleaned

image of Isoetes georgiana

Peter Schafran    psc_geo4b

May    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks. Megaspores at 63X

image of Isoetes georgiana

Peter Schafran    psc_geo5

May    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve