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Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare is often confused with:
Eriocaulon compressum flower
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Hibiscus laevis Flowers
Itea virginica Itea virginica
Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus

Ten-angle Pipewort Eriocaulon decangulare var. decangulare

Phonetic Spelling
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Description

Common Ten-angled Pipewort is an angiosperm in the Eriocaulaceae family native to the eastern U.S.A. and Central America.  It can be found in the moist soils of wet savannas and pine flat woods, bogs, and seeps, seasonally flooded ponds, and marshes. This is the variety that occurs in NC.

The plant grows best in moist soils but not standing water in partial shade. It can tolerate seasonal flooding 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant has a low tolerance for calcium carbonate, a calcium salt.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennials#wetlands#NC native#native groundcover#marshes#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#wetland margins#bee friendly#Audubon#tropical#boggy sites#wetland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennials#wetlands#NC native#native groundcover#marshes#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#wetland margins#bee friendly#Audubon#tropical#boggy sites#wetland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eriocaulon
    Species:
    decangulare
    Family:
    Eriocaulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    AL, FL, LA, MS
    Distribution:
    AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds, butterflies, and bees.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to November.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Dome
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Dull white dense head on a leafless stem are firm to the touch and about 1/2 inch wide. Spherical flowers having 2 sepals and 2 petals 4 stamens each petal containing a black gland. Blooms from June to Aug.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Linnear stiff simple blunt leaves in a basal rosette
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Long leafless stem.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil