Isoetes melanopoda ssp. melanopoda

Family (Traditional)Isoetaceae
SpeciesIsoetes melanopoda Gay & Durieu & Durieu ex Durieu ssp. melanopoda
Common NameBlack Footed Quillwort
Growth Habitfern ally
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: fern ally; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Aquatic; Mud;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.0
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5TNR (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Isoetes melanopoda ssp. melanopoda - Joey Shaw
Isoetes melanopoda ssp. melanopoda - Joey Shaw