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Eriophorum gracile

Eriophorum gracile W.D.J. Koch

Slender cottongrass

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ERGR8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time denotes fruiting period for Eriophorum spp.

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eriophorum gracile in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriophorum gracile in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriophorum gracile

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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