4-6 Eriocaulaceae, pipewort family
Keywords:Magnoliophyte, pipewort family, monocots, Eriocaulon pipewort, aquatic plants
AbstractTwelve hundred species split among 13 genera comprise this family. Only one reaches Nova Scotia. They are small tufted submerged plants with acutely pointed basal leaves. The flowers are borne atop a scape, in a lead-coloured button. Vegetative plants are often seen, forming colonies over the substrate. Image use donated by Sean Blaney.
Nova Scotia Plants