Flowering Quillwort

Lilaea scilloides

Juncaginaceae Family (Arrow-Grass)


Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Bisexual flowers in erect stalks. Pistillate flowers solitary in submersed axils enclosed by the leaf sheath. The pistallate flowers have long floating stigma tips and are water pollinated.


  • Vernal pools and other seasonal wetland habitats.

Additional Information



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