Bog Button (Lachnocaulon anceps)

Educational Story

Bog Button, Lauchnocaulon anceps, is a native Florida perennial herb in the pipewort family. The inflorescence is a button-shaped cluster of densely packed white flowers at the top of a hairy stalk. The 1-2 inch leaves grow in clusters at the base of flowering stalks that can grow up to 16 inches tall. Five species of Bog Button occur in wet flatwoods, marshes, savannahs, and other frequently flooded ecosystem in Florida.

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Gardening Facts

Scientific Name: Lachnocaulon anceps
Common Name: Bog Buttons
Description of facts and concepts: Perennial ground cover associated with wetlands
Seed or division information: Dark reddish brown seeds with longitudinal ridges
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): Spring, Summer
Ecoregion: Moist pinelands and marshes
Color of Flower: Light gray/ white
Height: Up to 18 inches
Spread: 6 to 16 inches
Family: Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort family)
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Poorly drained sandy soils
Soil: Dry to Wet Wet, but can live in dry
Light: Sun to Shade Full sun
Zone 7B-10B