|Photo taken by Michelle M. Smith|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons|
| Piriqueta cistoides|
|Natural range of Piriqueta cistoides from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common name: Pitted stripeseed
Synonym: Piriqueta cistoides ssp. cistoides
"Perennial herb, 1.5-5 dm tall, forming colonies by root sprouts, stem pubescence densely stellate, admixed with long, spreading trichomes. Leaves alternate, oblong to lanceolate, 2.5-5 cm long, 0.5 -1.7 cm wide, finely stellate pubescent on both surfaces with long trichomes on the midrib below, obtuse, rarely acute, base rounded to attenuate, sessile or petioles to 2 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal bracteate raceme; pedicels equaling or shorter than the peduncles. Calyx 5 parted, 5-8 mm long; petals 5, brilliant orange-yellow, 1.5-2 cm long; stamens 5, shorter than the petals; pistil 3- parted, stigmas brush-like capsule 3-valved, 1-celled, globose, 5-7 mm long. Seeds tan or blackish gray, obovate, 1.8-2 mm long, ribbed, arillate." 
Natural habitats include open upland pine woodland; well drained longleaf pineland; scattered on slopes and ridges in a longleaf pine forest; recently burned sandhill; and longleaf, wiregrass habitat.  It has also been documented to occur along powerline corridors. It has been observed to grow in drying loamy sand.  Associated species include longleaf pine and wiregrass. 
This species is thought to be dispersed by ants and/or explosive dehiscence. 
The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Piriqueta cistoides subsp. caroliniana at Archbold Biological Station: 
Halictidae: Augochlorella aurata, Augochloropsis metallica, Lasioglossum nymphalis
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- Radford, Albert E., Harry E. Ahles, and C. Ritchie Bell. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. 1964, 1968. The University of North Carolina Press. 709. Print.
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R. A. Norris, Kevin Oakes, Robert K. Godfrey, R. Komarek, Cecil R Slaughter. States and Counties: Florida: Duval, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla. Georgia: Grady, Thomas. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
- Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.
- Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.