OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Eriocaulon compressum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 036-01-003:

Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Eriocaulon compressum

 

COMMON NAME:
Flattened Pipewort, Soft-headed Pipewort, Hat Pin


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image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Soft-headed Pipewort, Hat Pin

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

        

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Soft-headed Pipewort, Hat Pin

JK Marlow    jkm060423_058

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Soft-headed 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, Soft-headed Pipewort, Hat Pin

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecompressum_halfway

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Soft-headed 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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Eriocaulon compressum, Flattened Pipewort, Soft-headed Pipewort, Hat Pin

Jerry Bright    jeb_072608_024

July    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eriocaulon compressum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 036-01-003:
Eriocaulon compressum   FAMILY Eriocaulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eriocaulon compressum

 

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532

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Habitat: Ponds, lakes, other depressions, wetter places in pine flatwoods and pine savannas, acidic seeps, Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) swamps, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Whitish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 sepals
2 petals
3-4(-6) stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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