Common Cottongrass or eriophorum angustifolium

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Date:21st of June 1947

Description:Common Cottongrass is a perennnial abundant in wet places on the moors. It differs from the hare's-tail cottongrass by having more than one flowering head.

Flowering between May and June, and fruiting from May to July, it can grow to a height of 60cm.

This example was found growing at Craddock's Moss, near Audley in Staffordshire by Eric Edees.

About this plant

This plant is now cared for by staff at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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Source: Stoke-on-Trent Museums

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