Irish wildflowers

Cotton-grass, Eriophorum

Common Cottongrass
Eriophorum angustifolium
Family: Cyperaceae
Longer leaves and cotton than Hare's-tail Cottongrass. Several flowerheads. Native, common throughout Ireland on acidic bogs and swamps. Photographs left.

Hares-tail Cottongrass
Eriophorum vaginatum
Ceannbhán gaelach
Family: Cyperaceae
Native, common on acidic bogs and swamps. Photograph below right

More details here: Sedges and Club-rushes (Cyperaceae)

Cotton-grass, Eriophorum
Co. Cork

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