|Scientific name:||Eriophorum angustifolium Honck.|
|German name:||Schmalblättriges Wollgras|
|English name:||Tall cottongrass, Tall cottonsedge|
|Family:||Cyperaceae, Sedge Family, Halvgräs|
|Life form:||Creeping rhizome|
|Leaves:||Leaf blade is flat or rolled in at the edges|
|Flowers:||Flower heads with many small flowers arranged in spikelets, emerging from inside the stem and gradually growing taller|
|Fruits:||Achene, dark brown with cotton-like hairs; the fruit is triangular to terete (circular) in cross-section|
|Habitat:||In bogs and swamps|
|Distribution:||Throughout the country|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Eriophorum from the Greek, erion, "wool", and forew (phoreo), "to bring or carry"; hence, "wool bearing."
angustifolium angustus, "drawn together, narrow"; folium, leaf; meaning narrow leaved.