Isoetes butleri Engelm.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Isoetes butleri Engelm.

  • Description

    Species Description - Often ± dioecious (unique among our spp.); lvs 6–20 cm × 0.3–0.7 mm, erect, twisted, whitish or pale reddish-brown toward the base, with abundant stomates and 4 or more peripheral strands; sporangia oblong, 6–10(–14) mm, to one-half covered by the velum, marked with fine brown lines at maturity; megaspores (0.4–)0.5–0.65 mm wide, low-tuberculate or nearly smooth; 2n=22. Terrestrial on thin, seasonally wet soil, mostly over limestone; sc. Ky. to nw. Ga., w. to Ark. and e. Kans.

  • Common Names

    butler's quillwort