green keeled cottongrass

(Eriophorum viridicarinatum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

 

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NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Bogs, fens, wet woods, meadows, marshes.

Flowering

 

     
Flower Color

 

     
Height

8 to 24

     
 
Identification

The “cotton” is a tuft of bristles attached to the tiny fruits.

 
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Species

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.
 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Cyperaceae (sedge)

 

Subfamily:

Cyperoideae

 

Tribe:

Scirpeae

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

bog cotton-grass

green keeled cotton-grass

green-keeled cotton-grass

tassel cotton-grass

thin-leaved cotton-grass

thinleaf cottonsedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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