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Plant Details

Eriophorum virginicum

Tawny Cottongrass

Scientific Name:

Eriophorum virginicum

Common Name:

Tawny Cottongrass

Plant Family

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Size in Feet:

1.5 - 4

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

In bloom

An uncommon sedge, Cottongrass is found in peaty sites, bogs, fens, seeps and wet ditches. Usually smaller in the mountains than the coastal plains.

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Paynter, Watauga Co.

Closeup of seedhead

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March, 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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