Lachnocaulon anceps

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Lachnocaulon anceps Kunth
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Photo by Katelin Pearson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Monocotyledons
Order: Eriocaulales
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Genus: Lachnocaulon
Species: L. anceps
Binomial name
Lachnocaulon anceps
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Natural range of Lachnocaulon anceps from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Common bogbuttons[1]

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Lachnocaulon glabrum Körnicke; L. floridanum Small.[1]

Varieties: none.[1]



This plant ranges from southern New Jersey to southern Florida, then west to southeastern Texas. There are disjunct populations in Tennessee, the West Indies[1], and Cuba.[2]



L. anceps has been found in marshes, flatwoods, pine-saw palmetto forests, lake margins, and cypress depressions.[3] It is also found in disturbed areas including cutover flatwoods, burned slash pine palmettos, roadsides, and drainage ditches.[3]

Associated species: Juncus spp., Calopogon tuberosus, Pogonia ophioglossoides, Sarracenia alata, Ctenium aromaticum, Lycopodiella, Eriocaulon, Xyris, Polygala nana, P. lutea, Lachnanthes, Lophiola, Rhexia lutea, Drosera capillaris, Pinus palustris, Aristida beyreichiana, Rhexia alifanus, Sarracenia flava, S. purpurea, Drosera tracyi, D. capillaris, Calopogon pallidus, Serenoa repens, Nolina atopocarpa, Pityopsis oligantha, and Eleocharis tuberculosa.[4][5]


L. anceps flowers from May through October.[1]

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. Sorrie, B. A. and A. S. Weakley 2001. Coastal Plain valcular plant endemics: Phytogeographic patterns. Castanea 66: 50-82.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Florida State University Herbarium Database. URL: Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R.K. Godfrey, and Sidney McDaniel. States and counties: Florida: Broward, Franklin, Nassau, Orange, Union, and Volusia.
  4. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Herbarium accessed using Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC) data portal. URL: Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: Lucas C. Majure. States and Counties: Mississippi: Forrest and Lauderdale.
  5. Mississippi State University accessed using Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC) data portal. URL: Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: Mark Fishbein and Sula Vanderplank. States and Counties: Florida: Liberty. Mississippi: Jackson.