Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


532

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in ponds, lakes, other depressions, wetter places in pine flatwoods & pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 sepals
2 petals
3-4(-6) 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 compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 036-01-003:
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin


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image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_erco7_001_lvd

        

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin

JK Marlow    jkm060423_058

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecompressu_echawswale

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

When fresh, heads are easily compressed between finger and thumb, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecompressum_halfway

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin

Jerry Bright    jeb_072608_020

July    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Heads whitish, villous, hemispheric, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Hat Pin

Jerry Bright    jeb_072608_024

July    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest