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Isoetes nuttallii A. Braun ex Engelm.
Nuttall's Quillwort
Isoetaceae (Quillwort family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Jamie Fenneman  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #6700)

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Distribution of Isoetes nuttallii
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Species Information

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Perennial terrestrial deciduous plants from a short 2-lobed or 3-lobed rootstock.
Deciduous, flaccid, 5-25 cm long.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Vernal pools and ephemeral winter seepages in the lowland zone; infrequent on SE Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands; S to CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Isoetes nuttallii

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres)
Slope Gradient (%) 3 3 3
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
140 139 140
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in:


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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