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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Cotton Grass

12 May 2011 20:00:07
Eriphorum angustifolium

Eriphorum angustifolium

I couldn't resist putting up this close up of the cotton grass in my pond.

I bought it as Bloom last year when the newly-introduced pink one was all the rage.

I prefer the white.

And it reminds me of Donegal, where it is native.


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Jacinta Jacinta 12 May 2011 20:05:37

Ooooh, one for my 'wish' list. Lovely! Didn't realize it was a pond plant?


LindaB LindaB 12 May 2011 20:17:40

We saw lots of it in Donegal at Easter, looks lovely growing wild.


Rachel Rachel 12 May 2011 20:25:45

Yes, a weed in Donegal, growing in marshy land!


fran m fran m 12 May 2011 20:56:55

Like that one.


andyf7 andyf7 12 May 2011 21:34:14

a lovely weed it is too. seen many in donegal where my dad was from.


Hosta Hosta 12 May 2011 21:41:03

Oh that is really lovely,  one to look out for.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 12 May 2011 21:41:07

I love the Cotton grass. Is it invasive in the garden?


Myrtle Myrtle 12 May 2011 21:44:20

Bring backs memories !


Monkells Monkells 12 May 2011 22:35:55

I worked for a company that did tours of the local bog. We had people jumping into bog holes - but thats another story. There was loads of Cotten grass. It is so beautiful and without a doubt White all the way!!!


ladygardener ladygardener 12 May 2011 22:36:17

I see it on Hungry Hill on the Beara penninsula.  High up the mountain but on the bog sure enough.  I wonder .... might take some back with me this year - its so beautiful to touch


Keego Keego 12 May 2011 22:36:43

Rachel that is lovely - does it sit on the edge of the pond or right down in it - I am still trying to source lots of plants for my ponds and I am going to focus on this at Bloom and avert  my eyes from everything else


Cloncaw Cloncaw 12 May 2011 23:14:58

Looks lovely waving in the wind


Rachel Rachel 13 May 2011 11:13:25

My cotton grass seems to have caused a stir. It is planted in the water of my pond and seems to like it there. I have not tried it in the ground, Hazel, so can't comment on its invasiveness.


Lìga Lìga 14 May 2011 07:27:39

I remeber this one:)It remaind me my childhood same like to others:))


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