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Arctic Cotton Grass

Eriophorum callitrix

Description:

Herbaceous perennial plant with slender, grass-like leaves and seed heads covered in a fluffy mass of cotton. The cotton mass help the reproductive organs to stay warm during the arctic summer and for seed dispersion in fall.

Habitat:

Arctic tundra meadows; especially acid bogs.

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Nunavut, Canada

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 6, 2013

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