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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Eriophorum angustifolium Honckeny
USDA Symbol: eran6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Extensive patches of erect stems with grass-like leaves, topped by 2-8 white, cottony heads in a cluster.
The name comes from the Greek erion (wool) and phoros (bearing). The slender bristles of cotton are actually modified sepals and petals of minute flowers. There are several similar species.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Notes: Perianth
AK , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NM , NY , OR , SD , TN , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, south to central Oregon, Idaho, northern New Mexico, Great Lakes region, New York, and northern New England; also recorded in North Carolina and Tennessee. Native Habitat:
Cold swamps and bogs. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff