Eriophorum angustifolium - Cottongrass
Eriophorum angustifolium - Cottongrass (often referred to as bog cotton) is an evergreen perennial that forms vigorously spreading clumps. It enjoys the harshest of environments - boggy, open, peat areas where there is little other competition.
Pure white silky haired seed heads form after flowering. Cottongrass seeds and stems are edible and can used for medicinal purposes. The fluffy seed heads have also been used as a substitute to stuffing pillows.
It provides an excellent habituate for wildlife and is a pond essential.