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quill·wort

 (kwĭl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of several vascular, spore-bearing, aquatic or marsh plants of the genus Isoetes, having quill-like leaves.

quillwort

(ˈkwɪlˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any aquatic tracheophyte plant of the genus Isoetes, with quill-like leaves at the bases of which are spore-producing structures: family Isoetaceae, phylum Lycopodophyta (club mosses, etc)
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Noun1.quillwort - any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quillsquillwort - any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quills; worldwide except Polynesia
fern ally - pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
genus Isoetes, Isoetes - type and genus of the Isoetaceae and sole extant genus of the order Isoetales
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Isoetes orientalis (Isoetaceae), a new Hexaploid Quillwort from China.
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Gould--SE), clustered fescue (Festuca paradoxa--ST), blackfoot quillwort (Isoetes melanopoda--ST), Wolf bluegrass (Poa wolfii--SR), rough rattlesnake root (Prenanthes aspera--SR), and Wolf spikerush (Eleocharis wolfii--SR).
An increase in pollen and spores from wetland plants such as cattails, sphagnum, sedge and quillwort suggests that there was more moisture available at the bog site.
The contact between the Hattiesburg Formation and Upland Complex appears to define the habitat of the Louisiana quillwort (Isoetes louisianensis).
The lowest quillwort diversity is found in permanent ponds and streams of the Appalachian Mountains.
The most widely distributed quillwort in North America.
Earliest Triassic origin of Isoites and quillwort evolutionary radiation.
is an aquatic quillwort endemic to Northern Italy that, as with many other quillworts, is facing drastic changes in its habitat (Wen et al.
Engelmann's quillwort, Isoetes engelmannii, an addition to the Flora of Canada.
Relationship between water chemistry and the distribution of the endangered aquatic quillwort Isoetes sinensis Palmer in China.