Eriophorum virginicum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusEriophorum
SpeciesEriophorum virginicum L.
Common Nametawny cottongrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Black ;
*Average C-Value: 8.2
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1S2] KY[S1?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Eriophorum virginicum f. album Eriophorum virginicum f. album (A.Gray) Wiegand

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Laurel (KY), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Johnson (TN), Polk (TN), Scott (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, MDKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MDKY00003621 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Eriophorum virginicum
MDKY00003622 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040535 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040529 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040534 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040539 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040538 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040544 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040526 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040541 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040533 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040536 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040546 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040527 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
APSC0039341 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Eriophorum virginicum
31234100083078 Laurel Kentucky Steve Walker
EKY
Eriophorum virginicum
MDKY00003620 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040540 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040545 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040543 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040537 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040532 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040528 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040542 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040530 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
TENN-V-0040531 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Eriophorum virginicum
HTTU007142 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Eriophorum virginicum
UCHT030053 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Eriophorum virginicum
UCHT030051 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Eriophorum virginicum
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Eriophorum virginicum - Tara Littlefield
Eriophorum virginicum - Tara Littlefield