Calflora
Taxon  Report   3418    
Eriophorum gracile  W. D. J. Koch ex Roth
Cottongrass,  Slender cotton grass, Slender cottongrass
Eriophorum gracile, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(126 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eriophorum

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eriophorum gracile var. caurianum
More information about  Eriophorum gracile

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 25, 2020).