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Common cotton grass

Eriophorum angustifolium

Description:

The Common cottongrass is a sedge found all around Iceland in marsh areas. A resembling species found in Iceland is E. scheuchzeri, Scheuchzer's cottongrass. The common cottongrass has multiple spikes on each flowering stem, whereas Scheuchzer's cottongrass has only one spike per flowering stem.

Habitat:

Moorland on mountainside, near the coast. At Lónsöræfi, a wilderness area in south-east Iceland.

Notes:

Sedges superficially resemble grasses or rushes. In cotton grasses, after fertilization in early summer, flowers develop distinctive white bristle-like seed-heads that resembling tufts of cotton.

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3 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

Looks sooooo soft & silky!! What a PRETTY PLACE!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thanks Jemma!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

lovely!!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Iceland

Lat: 64.44, Long: -14.87

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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