Alpine bulrush (Trichophorum alpinum)

Alpine bulrush or cotton deergrass (Trichophorum alpinum) is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family. It has a circumboreal distribution, occurring throughout the northern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. It is present in Europe, Asia, and northern North America.

Trichophorum alpinum
 Kingdom:  Plantae
 Clade:  Tracheophytes
 Clade:  Angiosperms
 Clade:  Monocots
 Clade:  Commelinids
 Order:  Poales
 Family:  Cyperaceae
 Genus:  Trichophorum
 Species:  T. alpinum

This sedge produces stems up to 40 centimeters (16 in) tall from a short rhizome. The leaves are no more than a centimeter long. The flowers have cottony white bristles that may extend 2 centimeters (0.79 in) past the spikelet.

This plant grows in bogs and calcareous mountain meadows.

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