cotton grass

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cotton grass,

common name for sedgessedge,
common name for members of the Cyperaceae, a family of grasslike and rushlike herbs found in all parts of the world, especially in marshes of subarctic and temperate zones.
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 of the genus Eriophorum.
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It contains specialised plants such as bog asphodel, bog bean, cotton grass, ragged robin and marsh thistle and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The fertilised grasses take a hold in the peat giving native plants, such as crowberry, bilberry and cotton grass, a chance to establish.
They are protected for important habitats such as blanket bog, holding heather and cotton grass on deep peat and dry heath as well as heather and bilberry on shallow soils.
Cotton Grass, backed from 11-1 in the morning to 11-2 on course, narrowly landed a gamble for Mark Tompkins in the closing 1m3f handicap when shading Surprise by a nose.
Sheep and cattle were also kept away from the shores of Llyn Gwynant to encourage the return of wetland species like cotton grass.
He has also recorded more clumps of the rare Baltic rush in the botanical paradise that is the area's "Green Beach", where I admired a fine clump of cotton grass, bright white woolly flowers heads nodding in the breeze.
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem will be performed by the Cotton Grass Theatre Company, as part of the Live and Local touring professional theatre season, at Bedworth Arts Centre, in High Street, on September 9.
Covering about 900 square metres, is another area of ostrich ferns and cotton grass.
Photographer David Taylor was commended for his picture of cotton grass taken at the end of a day's walk near Chew Green in Upper Coquetdale in Northumberland.
Mr McCartney spent a week volunteering planting cotton grass on the moors above Marsden.
It supports a variety of bog mosses including heather, cotton grass and cranberry and is used in winter by visiting greylag geese.
At least four of these handsome chaps are in full display among the cotton grass and sedges.