Louisiana quillwort (Isoetes louisianensis)

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Illustration of Isoetes louisianensis by Lee McCaffree

Species: Isoetes louisianensis
Common Name: Louisiana quillwort
Status: Endangered, Federal Endangered
Species Act
Range: Louisiana, United States

Map of United States illustrating the range of Isoetes louisianensis

Artist: Lee McCaffree
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor

The Louisiana quillwort is undergoing a formal
conservation program by Mercer Arboretum
and Botanic Gardens in Houston, Texas. The
quillwort’s reintroduction into its Louisiana
habitat was delayed due to damage from
Hurricane Katrina, but took place in 2008.