~ COTTON GRASS in ALASKA ~


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General Plant Information



  Common Name:
  Scientific Name:
  Cottongrass
  Eriophorum Scheuchzeri
  Family:
  Genus:
  Cyperaceae
  Eriophorum
  Habitat:
  Sun Exposure:
  Wetland
  Direct Sun
  Overall Height:
  Flower Size:
  1 to 3 feet
  1 to 2 inches
  Flower Color:








The Cottongrass is one of my favorite wild flowers in Alaska. They can be found in many places with standing water such as wetlands, near streams, lakes, and bogs.

In late summer, large fields of Cottongrass blanket the tundra. They sway back and forth in the wind, scattering their seeds.









Cottongrass Fields









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