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Hare's Tail (Eriophorum spissum)

Typical of a plant of the sedge family, the Hare's Tail is a coarse grassy, rush-like or flag-like plant. It is very common throughout Nova Scotia. It is usually found in bogs (dryish spots) in mass. It can hardly be identified from other sedges except after it has been pollinated, then it is unmistakable with a cotton like seed head (end of May, and throughout June). The leaves, in keeping with the sedge family, is reduced to one long bladeless sheath covering the stem, the effect being, when the seed head is mature, a long green stem topped by a single blob of cotton. When around, this plant is one you cannot miss spotting often with the white hairy heads of the clustering plants elongated in a single direction of the prevailing wind.

Hare's Tail
Hare's Tail
Hare's Tail

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Peter Landry

2011