Calflora
Taxon  Report   9117    
Eriophorum crinigerum  (A. Gray) Beetle  
(no longer an active name)
Fringed cottongrass
Eriophorum crinigerum
© 2008 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriophorum crinigerum, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Eriophorum crinigerum
© 2008 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eriophorum
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Calliscirpus criniger

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus criniger
ICPN: Eriophorum criniger
NOTE: Eriophorum crinigerum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Eriophorum crinigerum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ERCR4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).