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Family: ISOETACEAE 

 Isoetes lacustris
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1757
Family:  Isoetaceae
Habitat:  Europe; Poland west to north-eastern France, throughout Scandinavia, the west and north of the British Isles, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. North America; Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and in Canada in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Max
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  No; Spores; white or cream-colored
Reproduction:  Spores
Pop names:  Lake Quillwort, Merlin's-grass, Sortgrøn Brasenføde, See-Brachsenkraut, Stivt Brasmegras, Styvt braxengräs
Synonyms:  Calamaria lacustris Kuntze 1891. Juncus bufonius, Carl Linnaeus 1757. Isoetes macrospora Durieu. Isoetes rossica Gand.
Got it from:  New York
Year:  2007
 

  

This member of the Isoetaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in the North of Northern America, Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia, France to Poland, growing in lakes with little nutrition from five centimetres to five meters debt. The caudex can grow to one and a half centimetre, the leaves to 40 centimetres length. 

lacustris, from the Latin lacus = lake, and ustris = origin.

Also seen as member of the Juncaceae  and Lycopodiaceae  families.

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta

Pteridophytes

Lycopodiophyta

Lycopodiophytina

Isoetopsida

Isoetidae

Isotales

Isoetaceae

Isoetes lacustris