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Order Isoetales

Clumps of Quillwort This small order has only one family (Isoetaceae) which in turn has only one genus Isoetes. Common names for the 70 or so species are Quillwort or Merlin's Grass. Quillworts are widespread throughout the world and they grow in fresh or slightly salty water. They are fairly closely related to Ferns and together with Horsetails and Lycopods they are referred to as fern allies. [CH] {FG}
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