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

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

        

image of Eriocaulon compressum

JK Marlow    jkm060423_058

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Eriocaulon compressum

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecompressum_halfway

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Eriocaulon compressum

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

Jerry Bright    jeb_072608_024

July    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest