logo Calflora, a 501c3 non-profit
Taxon  Report  
Isoetes nuttallii  A. Braun ex Engelm.
Nuttall's quillwort
Isoetes nuttallii is a lycophyte that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Genus: Isoetes
Family: Isoetaceae  
Category: lycophyte  
PLANTS group:Quillwort
Jepson eFlora section: lycophyte

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
iNatIsoetes orcuttii
Information about  Isoetes nuttallii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


Photos on Calflora

Photos on CalPhotos

Google Images

Photos on iNaturalist

ID Tips on PlantID.net

[Wikipedia] Habitat, Range, Description: Isoetes nuttallii, or Nuttall's quillwort, is a species of quillwort, a type of lycopod. It is native to shallow waters and other wet habitats of western North America from British Columbia to California. It produces up to 60 pointed, cylindrical, green to gray-green leaves, each 7 to 17 centimeters long. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/18/2024).