cotton grass

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cotton grass

cotton grass, common name for sedges of the genus Eriophorum.
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has bog cotton growing in its rafters') a jagged lyricism redolent of Seamus Heaney." CHRISTOPHER BENFEY
The rare bird-life and rarer flowers, Bog cotton, purple orchises, The bogs with treacherous surfaces Mid which he spent his happiest hours.