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Hatpins Eriocaulon compressum

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Phonetic Spelling
er-ee-oh-KAW-lon kom-PRESS-um
Description

This is a tall wildflower with a single rounded button like flower head at the top of its stalk which is leafless. It grows in NC and all Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern, and Mid-South states. The flower stalk, ranging from 1 to 3 feet tall, rises from a cluster of usually submerged, sheathed, linear, basal leaves. It grows in damp soil or shallow water. The dried heads remain white and can be used in flower arrangements. It needs a wet or damp area in which to thrive.

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Tags:
#white#wildflowers#flower arrangements#dried flowers#small flowers#grass like
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#wildflowers#flower arrangements#dried flowers#small flowers#grass like
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eriocaulon
    Species:
    compressum
    Family:
    Eriocaulaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The compact head is composed of many small flowers on top of a slender stem; dried heads with stems can be used in flower arrangements.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are linear with parallel veins. The leaves are arranged in a rosette at the base of the plant and are sharply pointed and grasslike.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Riparian