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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Eriocaulon aquaticum (Hill) Druce
Common Pipewort, Sevenangle pipewort
USDA Symbol: ERAQ2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An emergent aquatic with a cottony, grayish-white, knob-like flower head atop a 7-sided, leafless stalk above a submerged tuft of grass-like, basal leaves.
This striking wetland plant is the most common and widespread of several species of pipewort in the East. The plants whitish roots have many conspicuous cross markings. The alternate common name Hatpins aptly describes the plants overall appearance. This species has also been called E. septangulare.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
CT , DC , DE , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , VA , VT , WI Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
Manitoba east to Nova Scotia, south to South Carolina, and north and northwest to Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Still water at edges of ponds and lakes. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Wet
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff