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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

62. Cyperaceae, the Sedge Family

6. Eriophorum L. -- Cottonsedge

4. Eriophorum viridicarinatum (Engelm.) Fern.


Very similar to the preceding, differing mainly as follows: Sheaths not dark-girdled at the summit, green throughout. Midvein of the scale broadening toward the tip of the scale and reaching the tip. Bogs and swamps; rare, ne ND and w MN; (Newf. to AK, s to NY, OH, MI, MN, ne ND, CO, and n ID).

Many previous records of this species were based on misidentified specimens of E. polystachion.

GIF- Distribution Map

Map key


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