New York Metropolitan Flora

Isoetes lacustris L. - Lake Quillwort

Native , Rare

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 04/08/2013

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Isoetes lacustris

This species is possibly still extant in our area.  Due to its diminutive stature, its submerged habitat (plants have been found at depths of more than 3 meters), and often encountered sterile state (megaspores required for positive id), it is possibly overlooked.

Common Names

Lake Quillwort