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Pilularia americana

Pilularia americana A. Braun

American Pillwort

Marsileaceae (Water-clover Family)


Pilularia americana (American pillwort) #43464

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Walton
State: GA
Location Notes: Granite outcrop.
Accession date: 2015-03-11
Filename: A_C_IMG2082.JPG
Slide Index: 7049648129_394c60391f_o.JPG
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Portrait
Shot: Close-up of a plant that has been removed from the soil, its roots washed and showing rhizomes and well-developed, but still immature sporocarps. Photographer's note: "American pillwort is a fern or very closely related, believe it or not. I have looked for this thing in Georgia for the last 30 years. I consider it rare but it may just be easily overlooked. The leaves are very grass like and often grow with grasses or other narrow bladed plants in aquatic or semi-aquatic habitats. In Georgia, they exclusively grow in association with granite or gneiss outcrops. The two round structures seen in this image are immature sporocarps. Spores are produced in these structures."
Date Taken: 2012-04-05
NPIN Image Id: 43464

Image Verification

This image has been verified.
By: Joseph A. Marcus
Date: 2015-03-11

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