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Small-headed Pipewort (Eriocaulon kornickianum)

On private land in Henderson County, Texas. Photo Credit: Jason Singhurst
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Eriocaulaceae
  • State: AR, GA, OK, TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 152415
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 06/25/2002

Where is Small-headed Pipewort (Eriocaulon kornickianum) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Small-headed Pipewort can be found in Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas

Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Restricted to fragile, moist habitats in the Interior Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, the adjacent coastal plains of Oklahoma and Texas, and the Piedmont of Georgia; one of many species with a disjunct distribution in the Interior Highlands and the southern Appalachians. Approximately 47 occurrences are believed extant, mostly in Arkansas and Georgia; an additional 21 occurrences are considered historical or extirpated. Many sites are within the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas, but very few are protected in other states. Occurrences can be relatively locally abundant (hundreds or thousands of plants) in years of good precipitation and at sites with compatible management. Overall, however, the species is considered somewhat vulnerable due to its requirement for disturbance to reduce competition, its extremely low genetic variation, and its low seed set (at least at some sites). Threats include wetland draining, fire suppression, quarrying, development, and ORV use.

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Taxon Eriocaulon kornickianum
Authority Van Heurk & Muller
Family Eriocaulaceae
CPC Number 16070
Common Names Small-headed pipewort, dwarf pipewort
Associated Scientific Names Eriocaulon kornickianum
State Rank
State State Rank
Arkansas S2
Georgia S1
Oklahoma S2
Texas S1
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