Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2434

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Look for it in wet savannas and pine flatwoods, bogs, seasonally flooded ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 sepals
2 petals
4 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 036-01-002:
Eriocaulon decangulare   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Ten-angled Pipewort, Hat Pin, Hard Pipewort


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image of Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare

JK Marlow    jkm100620_009

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

image of Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare

JK Marlow    jkm100620_011

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

UNCC McMillan Greenhouse

Leaves basal, linear, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_decangulare_2

July        

image of Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_decangulare_7

July        

Flowers in dense head on leafless stem, each petal lobe w a jet-black gland, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare

Patrick D. McMillan    pdme_decangulare

Month Unknown        

Heads feel hard and knotty when squeezed between finger and thumb, per Weakley's Flora.