West Highland Flora

Harestail Bog-cotton


Eriophorum vaginatum

 

Eriophorum vaginatum

Photo Carl Farmer
15 May 2003 Coulnacraggan. Skye
Spike 29 mm long, 14 mm across

Common in boggy ground

Spikelet c 2-3.5 cm long.

ID: One spike per stem.  The other two species with cottony spikes have several per stem.

Other features: Leaves thread-like, c 1 mm wide,  Stem leaves short, sheaths inflated.  Stem round below, triangular above.

 

Eriophorum vaginatum

Photo Carl Farmer
21 May 2003 Portree. Skye
Spike 30 mm from base of black area to tip of furthest hair

  Eriophorum vaginatum

Photo Carl Farmer
21 May 2004 Portree. Skye

Clump in felled forestry


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