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Eriophorum scheuchzeri (white cottongrass)


Wikipedia Abstract

Eriophorum scheuchzeri is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common names Scheuchzer's cottongrass and white cottongrass. It has a arctic circumpolar and circumboreal distribution in the Northern Hemisphere. It can be found in Alaska, across Canada, in the Arctic islands, Greenland, Iceland, and across Eurasia. There are disjunct occurrences in the Rocky Mountains, in the high mountains of southern Europe (the Pyrenees, Alps and the Caucasus) on Mount Daisetsu in Japan and some other Asian mountains. This plant is consumed by muskoxen. Waterfowl feed on the seeds.
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Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Grass
Light Preference [2]  Full Sun
Soil Acidity [2]  Mostly Acid
Soil Fertility [2]  Infertile
Soil Moisture [2]  Wet

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1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Ellenberg, H., Weber, H.E., Dull, R., Wirth, V., Werner, W., Paulissen, D. (1991) Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa. Scripta Geobotanica 18, 1–248
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
5BirdLife International (2012) Species factsheet: Branta ruficollis. Downloaded from on 06/09/2012.
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0