Eriophorum angustifolium Honck.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection

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Eriophorum angustifolium (rights holder: Amadej Trnkoczy)© Amadej Trnkoczy (licence)

Common Cottongrass

It's a lovely sight on a slightly breezy day in June: white cotton balls swaying in the wind. These are the 'fruit' of the common cottongrass. If you ever take a hike in swampy areas, watch out for those white fluffy plumes. This is a warning for potentially deep peat bogs! It's not hard to understand why these fluffy seeds were harvested for filling cushions in earlier days. © Copyright Ecomare (licence)

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