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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tawny Cottongrass, Tawny Cottonsedge, Cat's-paw
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L.L. (Chick) Gaddy llg_cottongrass
Month Unknown Pocahontas County WV
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
This northern bog sedge can be found in WV's Cranberry Glades and Dolly Sods, per Alpine South: Plants and Plant Communities of the High Elevations of the Southern Appalachians.
Patrick D. McMillan pdme_virginicum
Leaf blades glabrous, 2-4mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmevirginicum_bd1
Involucral bracts usually 3, similar to leaf blades, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmevirginicum_bullpen2
Produces many long, soft, cotton-like bristles when in fruit, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.