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Eriophorum virginicum

Eriophorum virginicum L.

tawny cottongrass

Eriophorum virginicum (Tawny Cottongrass)
Image ID: 14364
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: ERVI8
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eriophorum virginicum
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: ERIOP
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Eriophorum
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Cottongrass
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 20 species, herbs, primarily north temperate, boreal, and arctic.
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GENUS REFERENCES: Ball & Wujek in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: CYPERA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Cyperaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Sedge Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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SOIL MOISTURE: Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
208 2011-0020 2011-01-27 207 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
207 HORT Walker View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
420 208 48 NCBG staff 2011-04-27 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: ERVI8
USDA Common Name: Tawny Cottongrass
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Distribution: USA (CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (BC, LB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC), FRA (SPM)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

2018 Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species of North Carolina

NHP IDS RANKROUNDED S RANKG RANKROUNDED G RANKSTATE STATUSFEDERAL STATUS
20256 S3 S3 G5 G5 W1

This information is derived from the 2018 North Carolina Natural Heritage Program List of Rare Plant Species.

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eriophorum virginicum
COMMON NAME: Tawny Cottongrass
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, GW, K, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Sep.
HABITAT: Peaty sites, limited in habitat throughout the region, occurring in the Mountains in bogs and fens, in the Piedmont (formerly) in bogs, in the fall-line sandhills in frequently burned pocosins and sandhill seeps, in the middle and outer Coastal Plain in pocosins, acidic seeps, and peat-burn pools.
COMMENTS: NL (Labrador) and NL (Newfoundland) west to ON and MN, south to se. NC, sw. NC, e. KY; disjunct in se. GA at Okefenokee Swamp. Very variable in size, from 5-15 dm tall, with heads ranging from 1-6 cm in diameter, the larger plants primarily in the Coastal Plain and the smaller in the Mountains.
RANGE MAP: Eriophorum virginicum.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Cyperaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Sedge Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Eriophorum L. (Cottongrass)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 20 species, herbs, primarily north temperate, boreal, and arctic.
REFERENCE: Ball & Wujek in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Eriophorum virginicum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Eriophorum virginicum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Eriophorum virginicum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Eriophorum virginicum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Eriophorum virginicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriophorum virginicum

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 14364
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0

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