The Pipewort Family (Eriocaulaceae) is the only family in Order
Eriocaulales. Pipeworts have very small flowers clustered in dense heads
at the tips of the flowering stems. All the plant's leaves grow from the
base of the stem in the form of a rosette. The Pipewort shown here grows in
shallow water with its leaves underwater and the flowers sticking up into
the air so that the pollen can be blown away by the wind.
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