[Cottongrasses: The Genus Eriophorum West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Fringed Cottongrass

Eriophorum crinigerum

Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer

Close-up of the inflorescence of Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer)

A close-up of the inflorescence of fringed cottongrass as seen in a serpentine fen along Eight Dollar Mountain Road in the Siskiyou region of southwestern Oregon.........April 29, 2012. Note the long subtending bract on this individual plant.

Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer)

Close-up of the inflorescence (in bud) of Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer) - Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer)

Additional close-ups of the inflorescence of fringed cottongrass as seen in a serpentine fen along Eight Dollar Mountain Road in the Siskiyou region of southwestern Oregon. Photographs from April 27 and April 29, 2012.

Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer) - Fringed Cottongrass: Eriophorum crinigerum (Synonyms: Eriophorum criniger, Eriophorum cringerum, Scirpus criniger, Scirpus cringer)

What appears to be fringed cottongrass as seen in vernally moist meadows upslope to the east several hundred yards from Upper Bigelow Lake, Siskiyou National Forest..........July 14, 2012.

Paul Slichter