Dark-headed Hatpins
Eriocaulon nigrobracteatum

Family: Eriocaulaceae
Genus: Eriocaulon (er-ee-oh-KAW-lon) (Info)
Species: nigrobracteatum

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 16, 2004, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I was quite surprised to find this very small pipewort added to the database this week. The plant is only about 10 cm or less tall in flower, and each flower head is only 3 to 4 mm across. The leaves are so small as to look like a dark bluish-green clump of moss. I described this new species in 1993, based on seeing it at about 10 sites in the central Florida panhandle, where it is hundreds of miles south of its nearest relative (Eriocaulon aquaticum - sometimes referred to as E. pellucidum or E. septangulare). To my knowledge it has never been cultivated by anyone.

Positive

On Jun 15, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rare pipewort is endemic to seepage bogs of Bay, Calhoun, Gulf Counties.

Neutral

On Jun 14, 2004, TamiMcNally from Lake Placid, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

FL - endangered