Cotton Grass - Wildflower - Greenland

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Cotton Grass - Wildflower - Greenland, greenland, travel

The flowering heads of cotton grass Eriophorum. This small sedge is found quite commonly growing on flat damp areas where each fluffy white flowering head acts as a little wind-sock. Away from the sun they look like little cotton-wool balls on sticks, but viewed against the sun they really light up.

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