Eriophorum

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eriophorum

(ˌɛrɪˈɒfərəm)
n
(Plants) cotton grass
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Noun1.eriophorum - cotton grassEriophorum - cotton grass        
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Cyperaceae, family Cyperaceae, sedge family - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
cotton grass, cotton rush - any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes
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When the ground was partially bare of snow, and a few warm days had dried its surface somewhat, it was pleasant to compare the first tender signs of the infant year just peeping forth with the stately beauty of the withered vegetation which had withstood the winter -- life-everlasting, goldenrods, pinweeds, and graceful wild grasses, more obvious and interesting frequently than in summer even, as if their beauty was not ripe till then; even cotton-grass, cat-tails, mulleins, johnswort, hard-hack, meadow-sweet, and other strong-stemmed plants, those unexhausted granaries which entertain the earliest birds -- decent weeds, at least, which widowed Nature wears.
Cotton-grass and heather, plants that the creatures rely on, and sphagnum moss - which is important for carbon capture and storage - were destroyed.
"The students' research will help the Moors For The Future Partnership, which is now carrying out large-scale restoration of the upper moorlands through re-wetting the peat and regenerating vegetation such as cotton-grass and cloudberry."