Oct. 25, 2020

yellow hatpins, Syngonanthus flavidulus

Hatpins are part of the pipestem family. We've been talking about the compact flower heads of the aster family on blog pages. Asters are not alone with the ability to really pack them in. These little quarter inch heads certainly do too. The individual flowers are only two or three millimeters long. Yellow hatpins grow on naked stems not much more than a foot tall. They appear on relatively open ground where there isn't much competion in AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, and SC. Lowndes Co GA, 7/8/18. Pipestem family, Eriocaulaceae.