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Isoetes - Quill Plant

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Isoetes lacustris

Common Name: Octopus Plant
Family Name: Isoetaceae
Native To: Southeast USA
Lighting: Moderate
pH: 6 - 8
Growth Demands: Moderate
Growth Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Medium
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Midground
Available As: Bare root

Isoetes lacustris is commonly called 'Quill wort' due to the quill (a large feather)-like structure of the leaves. The plant body consists of a condensed, lobed corm or axis that bears a tuft of roots at the base and long feathery leaves on the top.