OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Lycophytes: Isoetales

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes hyemalis   FAMILY Isoetaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 005-01-002:
Isoetes engelmannii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Isoetes engelmannii

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Isoetes engelmannii var. engelmannii

 

COMMON NAME:
Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort


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image of Isoetes hyemalis, Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort

Peter Schafran    psc_hye1

August    Pender County    NC

image of Isoetes hyemalis, Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort

Peter Schafran    psc_hye2

August    Orange County    NC

Duke Forest

I. hyemalis often forms large populations, sometimes w 1000s of individuals, per Georgia Quillworts. Tipularia (Musselman, 2001).

image of Isoetes hyemalis, Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort

Peter Schafran    psc_hye3

August    Columbus County    NC

image of Isoetes hyemalis, Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort

Peter Schafran    psc_hye4

August    Duplin County    NC

Mature megaspores in soil.

image of Isoetes hyemalis, Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort

Peter Schafran    psc_hye5

August    Orange County    NC

Camp Chestnut Ridge

Megaspores on knife blade.

image of Isoetes hyemalis, Wintergreen Quillwort, Winter Quillwort, evergreen quillwort

Peter Schafran    psc_hye6

August    Orange County    NC

Camp Chestnut Ridge

Megaspores at base of plant.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes hyemalis   FAMILY Isoetaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 005-01-002:
Isoetes engelmannii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Isoetes engelmannii

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Isoetes engelmannii var. engelmannii

 

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4239

Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in blackwater streams and sandy streambanks., per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Leaves whorled, at least at maturity

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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