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Dry-Flower Pipewort   
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Dry-Flower Pipewort
ative Photo: Jayesh Patil
Common name: Dry-Flower Pipewort
Botanical name: Eriocaulon xeranthemum    Family: Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort family)

Dry-Flower Pipewort is a tiny stemless annual herb, 3-6 cm tall. Leaves are lanceshaped, 2-4 cm long, flat, curved. Flowers are borne in right round heads surrounded by white dry-papery bracts, much longer than the heads, carried on stout stalks 1-5 cm long. Seeds are oblong, yellow. Dry-Flower Pipewort is occasionally found in grasslands in Konkan region. Flowering: September.

Identification credit: Jayesh Patil
Photographed in Maharashtra.
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