Eriophorum gracile

W. D. J. Koch ex Roth

Catal. Bot. 2: 259. 1800.

Common names: Linaigrette grêle
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 25. Mentioned on page 22, 24.

Plants colonial from long-creeping rhizomes. Culms 20–60 cm × 0.5–0.8 mm, distally smooth. Leaves: blades trigonous-channeled in cross section, to 30 cm × 1–2 mm; distal leaf blade 1–4 cm × 1–1.5 mm, shorter than its 3.5–5.5 cm sheath. Inflorescences: blade-bearing involucral bracts solitary, similar to distal leaf, blade usually gray or black proximally, 0.6–2 cm. Spikelets (1–)2–5, in subumbels, narrowly ovoid, 7–10 mm in flower, 15–25 mm in fruit; peduncles 5–30 mm, scabrous; scales black or dark gray with black tip, broadly ovate, 3–4 mm, scarious, margins absent or to 0.1 mm wide, 5–9-ribbed, midrib prominent, usually dilated distally, reaching tip, apex obtuse-subacute. Flowers: perianth bristles 10 or more, white, 10–15 mm, smooth; anthers 1–2.5 mm. Achenes narrowly obovoid, 1.5–3 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Meadows, bogs, shores, usually peaty, acidic substrates
Elevation: 0–4000 m

Distribution

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St. Pierre and Miquelon, Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Alaska, Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., Utah, Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo., Eurasia.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Eriophorum gracile"
Peter W. Ball +  and Daniel E. Wujek +
W. D. J. Koch ex Roth +
Linaigrette grêle +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Wash. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +  and Eurasia. +
0–4000 m +
Meadows, bogs, shores, usually peaty, acidic substrates +
Fruiting late spring–mid summer. +
Catal. Bot. +
Illustrated +
Eriophorum gracile +
Eriophorum +
species +