Cotton Grass - Wildflower - Greenland

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Cotton Grass - Wildflower - Greenland, greenland, travel

Cottongrass is not a grass at all but a sedge (identified by the triangular stems) of the genus Eriophorum. There are a number of different species found in the Northern Hemisphere in damp acidic situations particularly peat bogs, I suspect this one is Eriophorum scheuchzeri though I am not a botanist and didn't have an identification guide with me.


Photo; © Paul Ward - These are pictures taken while travelling in Eastern Greenland in the Arctic summer.