Hat Pin

Hat Pin, Eriocaulon compressum

The compact flower heads, 1-1.5 cm broad, are solitary at the end of a scape or flower stalk, up to .5 meters tall, from a cluster of sheathed, linear basal leaves. Common in wet soil or shallow water or roadside ditches, ponds, glades, or flatwoods throughout Florida and along the coast to Mississippi and the Carolinas. (Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants, 1982)

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