Coldest Summer Ever

8 07 2013
It may barely hit 10C (50F), but this is not a summertime dusting of snow. It is cotton grass  [Wetland] Fellaflói by Áfangafell on the Auðkúluheiði heath. Photograph: Borgþór Magnússon. Wetland vegetation grows in areas where soils are damp or water-saturated: fringes (moist land), sloping fens and level fens. Where the water level is high enough, one finds aquatic vegetation. Wetland species include narrow small-reed (Calamagrostis stricta), fescues (Festuca spp.), arctic rush (Juncus arcticus), common cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium).

It may barely hit 10C (50F), but this is not a summertime dusting of snow. It is cotton grass (Eriophorum angustifolium).

cottongrass is a sedge of marshy area's. It can also be found often along roadsides in ditches. The conspicuous silvery-white hairs surrounding the flowers in the spikes make members of the Eriophorum species quite easily recognizable.

Up close you can see that cottongrass is a sedge that grows in marshy area. The conspicuous silvery-white hairs surrounding the flowers in the spikes make members of the Eriophorum species quite easily recognizable.

 

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