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  Eriophorum chamissonis C.A.Mey. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Cyperaceae
Eriophorum chamissonis C.A.Mey.
Chamisso's cotton-grass, russet cotton-grass
Eriophorum: Greek erion for "wool" and phoros for "bearing"
chamissonis: after Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), a French-born German botanist who botanized with J.F. Eschscholtz in the San Francisco Bay region in 1816 and accompanied him on a Russian expedition in search of the Northwest Passage
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial sedge

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Flora of North America (off site)
Eriophorum altaicum Meinsh. var. neogeum Raymond
Eriophorum chamissonis C.A.Mey. f. albidum (F.Nyl.) Fernald
Eriophorum chamissonis C.A.Mey. f. chamissonis
Eriophorum chamissonis C.A.Mey. f. turneri Raymond
Eriophorum chamissonis C.A.Mey. var. aquatile (Norman) Fernald
Eriophorum rufescens Andersson
Eriophorum russeolum Fr. f. leucothrix Blomgr.
Eriophorum russeolum Fr. subsp. rufescens (Andersson) Hyl.
Eriophorum russeolum Fr. var. albidum F.Nyl.
Eriophorum russeolum Fr. var. leucothrix (Blomgr.) Hultén
Eriophorum russeolum Fr. var. majus Sommier

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