Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4242

Fern/Fern ally; Emergent aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA & SC

Look for it in bogs (growing in Sphagnum), pools, ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Leaves whorled, at least at maturity

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Lycophytes: Isoetales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Isoetes valida   FAMILY Isoetaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 005-01-002?:
Isoetes engelmannii   FAMILY Isoetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Isoetes engelmannii var. caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Isoetes caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Quillwort, Carolina Quillwort


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image of Isoetes valida

Peter Schafran    psc_val2

        

Scanning electron micrograph of megaspore proximal surface at 100X.

image of Isoetes valida

Peter Schafran    psc_val1

November    Adams County    PA

Michaux State Forest

Scanning electron micrograph of megaspore distal & equatorial surfaces at 100X.