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'A Sea of Cotton Grass': The cotton grass was really good last year, due to a very wet spring.
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Jan 30 2014 23:24 GMT larrybenedict
I've never heard of "Cotton Grass." Is this a 'crop' of it that will be harvested or just a field of voluntary Cotton Grass?
Jan 31 2014 15:59 GMT SimonBull1
Not a crop . . .Fluffy, cotton-like flower and seed heads give this distinctive plant its name. However, as a member of the sedge family, its technically not a grass at all.
Common in wet moorland as is the case here. Flowers from May to June. After such a wet winter last year it seemed to thrive.

Jan 31 2014 22:12 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for that information Simon. I'm endlessly curious.
Feb 02 2014 12:23 GMT renate