Eriophorum viridicarinatum

thinleaf cotton grass - Eriophorum viridicarinatum 11JN05
thinleaf cotton grass - Eriophorum viridicarinatum 11JN09

characteristics

A tufted sedge growing as single stems or tufts; often patch forming. Stems are slender and three sided. During flowering three or more drooping, silky, white spikelets looking much like cotton balls appear. These silky spikelets are of greater length than the fruit which are green to black scales (achenes).

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P W 0.7 S - - M-W •• - - green - cream

habitat

Bogs, wet meadows.

uses

None known.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity