[Cotton-grasses of Mt. Adams Country]

Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass

Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium

Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion

Numerous Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion) in bloom in a meadow next to Heart Lake in Hellroaring Meadows, Yakama Nation lands on the southestern flanks of Mt. Adams.........August 12, 2012.

Numerous narrow-leaved cotton-grass in bloom in a meadow next to Heart Lake in Hellroaring Meadows, Yakama Nation lands on the southestern flanks of Mt. Adams.........August 12, 2012.

Inflorescence of Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of narrow-leaved cotton-grass (and arachnid friend) as seen along the Willard Springs Trail in Conboy Lake NWR...........June 21, 2008. Although hard to see, the tip of a bract can seen above the top of the uppermost spikelet of the inflorescence. Note also the spider legs!.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of narrow-leaved cotton-grass as seen in moist meadows below Trail #9 about one-quarter mile west of the Shorthorn Trail #16 junction on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams..............August 24, 2008. Note the several long bracts that subtend the inflorescence.

Inflorescence of Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of narrow-leaved cotton-grass as seen in moist meadows below Trail #9 about one-quarter mile west of the Shorthorn Trail #16 junction on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams..........August 24, 2008.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence and an upper stem leaf of narrow-leaved cotton-grass as seen in moist meadows below Trail #9 about one-quarter mile west of the Shorthorn Trail #16 junction on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams...........August 24, 2008.

Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

The photo above shows an attractive mass of narrow-leaved cotton-grass as seen in moist meadows below Trail #9 about one-quarter mile west of the Shorthorn Trail #16 junction on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams..............August 24, 2008.

Close-up of the inflorescenc of Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

The two photo seen directly above show additional close-ups of the inflorescence of narrow-leaved cotton-grass as seen in moist meadows below Trail #9 about one-quarter mile west of the Shorthorn Trail #16 junction on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams..........August 24, 2008. Note the spider in the inflorescence in the photo at left.

Many-spiked Cottongrass, Narrow-leaved Cotton-grass, Tall Cottongrass: Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium (Synonyms: Eriophorum angustifolium var. coloratum, Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum, Eriophorum polystachion)

A wet meadow of what appears to be narrow-leaved cotton-grass as seen along the Willard Springs Trail, Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge...........June 20, 2013.

Paul Slichter