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Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium

Eriophorum angustifolium Honck. ssp. angustifolium

Tall Cottongrass

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. subarcticum, Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium var. giganteum, Eriophorum angustifolium var. majus, Eriophorum polystachion


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (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
Size Class: 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.


USA: AK , CO , IA , ID , IL , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NM , NY , SD , TN , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Bog/Fen,Fresh Water Aquatic

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet

Additional resources

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


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

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