Plant Family: Pipewort, Eriocaulaceae
Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
Pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum) is a very small aquatic plant with a height of only 5-20 cm when on exposed shore, but stems will be longer deeper water. Despite the smallness of the plant and that sexual reproduction must occur in outside of the water, it is found growing to depths of up to 7 feet. This plant is easy to over look, especially when only its grass-like leaves are present, but it is worth stooping down to see natures beauty on a small scale. Pipewort is susceptible to artificial water level increases in stabilization as are mores aquatic plants.