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Wool Grass

Wool GrassScirpus cyperinus

Wool-grass (Scirpus cyperinus), common in late summer, is a handsome plant of low meadows, where groups of this rigid, leafy sedge show a rank growth.

The stems of Woolgrass are frequently shoulderhigh and bear a profusion of rather narrow, long, drooping leaves which are sharp-edged with minute saw-teeth.

The perianth, which in this genus is present in the form of bristles, is in Wool-grass long and downy, clothing the spikelets of the conspicuous terminal umbel in dull gray wool.

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