Eriocaulon decangulare
ten-angled pipewort

Eriocaulon decangulare

Eriocaulon decangulare
Eriocaulon decangulare
* top image; ** bottom image
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Eriocaulon decangulare
Common name: ten-angled pipewort
Group: monocot
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 12" - 42"
Foliage: basal rosette of grasslike leaves, 4"-20", obtuse at tip; usually 10ribbed
Flower: tiny white flowers in buttonlike flowerhead 1/4" to 1/2" across; heads hemispheric or round, and hard.
Flowering time: mid-July to early October
Habitat: moist or wet sands, peats, ditches, savannahs
Range in New Jersey: southern portion of the state
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Compound of Greek erion, wool, and caulos, a stalk, from the woool at the base of the scape in the original species (Fernald, 390). Stone, in 1910, says "Pine Barrens swamps, the most plentiful species, extending to the edge of the salt meadows at certain points, and also to the Cape May district."(p 325)

*Curtis' botanical magazine, London, 1832, volume 59, plate 3126.

** Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991.¬ÝSouthern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.