OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lachnocaulon anceps   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lachnocaulon anceps   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 036-03-003:
Lachnocaulon anceps   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Bogbuttons, Savanna Bogbuttons, Whitehead Bogbutton


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image of Lachnocaulon anceps, Common Bogbuttons, Savanna Bogbuttons, Whitehead Bogbutton

JK Marlow    jkm0505r_05

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Leaves are linear; leaf surfaces have scattered wispy hairs, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lachnocaulon anceps, Common Bogbuttons, Savanna Bogbuttons, Whitehead Bogbutton

JK Marlow    jkm0505s_01

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Flowers grow in a single, small, dense roundish head atop each stem, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lachnocaulon anceps   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lachnocaulon anceps   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 036-03-003:
Lachnocaulon anceps   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

 

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1966

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: Moist to dry sands, moist peats, in pinelands, sometimes locally abundant in open disturbed areas where competition has been removed, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White/Gray
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
Petals absent
3 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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