Eriophorum L.

Common Name: Cotton Grass

Family: Cyperaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 117. 1753.

Other: Genus name means "wool bearing" - referring to the flower heads which look like cotton balls. Lectotpype E. vaginatum L. (Britton Bull. Dept. Agric. Jamaica 5 Suppl. 1: 13. 1907.)


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