Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4240

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in ephemeral wetland swales in bottomland hardwood swales, per Weakley's Flora

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

FRUIT:

 

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Lycophytes: Isoetales

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes junciformis   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Georgia Quillworts (Musselman, 2001)
Isoetes junciformis

 

COMMON NAME:
Rush Quillwort


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image of Isoetes junciformis

Peter Schafran    psc_junc1

April    Tift County    GA

Megaspores at 63X

image of Isoetes junciformis

Peter Schafran    psc_junc2

April    Tift County    GA

The name refers to its rush-like morphology & is apt for several Quillworts, per Georgia Quillworts. Tipularia (Musselman, 2001).