Common Pipewort

Other Common Names:

(Eriocaulon aquaticum)


Common pipewort has grass like leaves and little white globes atop the stems that can grow up to three and a half feet tall.


Common pipewort has white roots and light green stems that grow eight inches to three and a half feet tall. Little white globes are present atop the stems. Leaves are sword shaped or linear, thin, and grass like. The leaves group together out of the roots directly. Pipeworts can be confused with hatpins or bogbuttons, but pipeworts require wet conditions whereas the others do not.


Common pipewort can be found across the United States.


seeds, rhizomes