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Eriophorum scheuchzeri (White cottongrass)
Muller, Thomas L.

Eriophorum scheuchzeri

Eriophorum scheuchzeri Hoppe

White Cottongrass

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eriophorum scheuchzeri ssp. arcticum, Eriophorum scheuchzeri ssp. scheuchzeri, Eriophorum scheuchzeri var. tenuifolium

USDA Symbol: ERSC2

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


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth bristles bright white more than 10, sometimes redish, smooth. Bloom-time in this case refers to dates of achenes/seeds formed.


USA: AK , MT , UT , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , SK

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National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2018-08-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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