Eriocaulon decangulare L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Eriocaulon decangulare L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Densely tufted; lvs firm, mostly 10–40 cm, tapering evenly from the broad (1–4 cm), spongy, translucent base to the narrow but blunt tip, many-nerved, the cross-veinlets inconspicuous or wanting; scapes 1–3 per rosette, rigid, 3–10 dm, twisted, 8–12-ridged, 1–3 mm wide just below the head, scape-sheath surpassed by the lvs; heads bisexual, at maturity subglobose, 7–15+ mm thick, hard, dull white, the outermost fls reflexed and obscuring the invol bracts, these stramineous, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm, acute, white-hairy distally; receptacle copiously long-villous, its bracts narrowly acute to acuminate, with pale, shortly protruding, often hairy tip; perianth pubescent distally with cylindric-clavate hairs 0.2–0.5 mm. Moist but seldom permanently wet places; N.J. to Fla. and Tex., mainly on the coastal plain, but also in the mts. of N.C. July–Sept.