Quillwords / Clubmosses / Spikemosses


Order Family Scientific Name Common Name
Isoetales Isoetaceae Isoetes engelmannii Appalachian Quillwort
Isoetes melanospora Blackspore Quillwort
Isoetes piedmontana Peidmont Quillwort
Isoetes tegetiformans Mat-forming Quillwort / Merlin's grass
Isoetes virginica Virginia Quillwort
Lycopodiales Lycopodiaceae Diphasiastrum digitatum Fan Clubmoss
Huperzia lucidula Shining Clubmoss
Lycopodiella appressa Southern Bog Clubmoss
Lycopodiella prostrata Featherstem Clubmoss
Lycopodium obscurum Rare Clubmoss
Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana Slender Clubmoss
Selaginellales Selaginellaceae Selaginella apoda Meadow Spikemoss
Selaginella rupestris Northern Selaginella



Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

Scouringrush Horsetail



List was compiled March 2013.

Sources of information:


Sweeney, P. W. and D. E. Giannasi. 2000. The Vascular Plant Distribution Atlas of Georgia: Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Monocots. (www.plantbio.uga.edu/herbarium/GeorgiaAtlas/; posted June 2007)


USDA Plants Database.