Trichophorum alpinum
Cotton Deergrass

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The boreal species, Cotton Deergrass, T. alpinum (Scirpus hudsonianus), was known at a single site in Angus, but lost by 1813. (The rediscovery of this entirely delightful little plant would be a major event!)

It differs in having creeping rhizomes (so not forming such dense tufts); the stems being triangular in section; and – especially – in the perianth bristles elongating in fruit, so that the plant comes to resemble a minute cottongrass

(N. Sweden)

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