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Habit: Perennial herb, erect. Stem: cylindric, solid. Leaf: basal and cauline; ligule present; blade +- scabrous on keel or angles. Inflorescence: 1, terminal, +- umbel-like [head-like or spikelet 1]; inflorescence bracts 1--several, leaf- or scale-like; spikelets several ; flower bracts spiraled, > 10, ovate, membranous, glabrous, tip entire. Flower: bisexual; perianth bristles 10--25, >> fruit, generally > flower bracts, >> flower bracts in fruit, +- straight, barbs 0; stamens 3; style 3-branched. Fruit: 3-sided, +- flat.
Species In Genus: +- 25 species: northern temperate. Etymology: (Greek: wool-bearing) Note: Eriophorum crinigerum moved to Calliscirpus (Gilmour et al. 2013); see note under family.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter W. Ball
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eleocharis torticulmis
Next taxon: Eriophorum gracile
Citation for this treatment: Peter W. Ball 2017. Eriophorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 2, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=8908, accessed on April 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 25, 2017.