green keeled cottongrass

(Eriophorum viridicarinatum)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The “cotton” is a tuft of bristles attached to the tiny fruits.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

8 to 24

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Bogs, fens, wet woods, meadows, marshes.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Maturing

 
 

Mid-June to late July

 
     
 
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Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  1/6/2014      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Cyperaceae (sedge)  
  Subfamily Cyperoideae  
  Tribe Scirpeae  
 

Genus

Eriophorum (cottongrass)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

bog cotton-grass

green keeled cotton-grass

green-keeled cotton-grass

tassel cotton-grass

thin-leaved cotton-grass

thinleaf cottonsedge

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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