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Eriophorum vaginatum var. spissum

Eriophorum vaginatum L. var. spissum (Fernald) B. Boivin

Tussock Cottongrass

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eriophorum spissum, Eriophorum spissum var. erubescens, Eriophorum vaginatum ssp. spissum

USDA Symbol: ERVAS

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
Fruit Type: Achene
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Fluffy white bristles it look like it has white flowers.

Distribution

USA: AK , CT , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Bogs, meadows, swales, tundra, wet places, peaty soils.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-08-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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