cotton grass

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A piece of damp, boggy ground with a crop of rank weeds would look much better under Eriphorum angustifolium, cotton grass, which could spread to its heart's content.
Plants that grow there include cloudberry and crowberry as well as sphagnum mosses, sundew, bog rosemary and cotton grass, which form a habitat for invertebrates such as the emperor moth and mountain bumblebee and for nesting wading birds such as the curlew.
Plants include bog asphodel, lesser butterfly orchid, petty whin, seawort, bog pimpernel and many sedges and rushes, including two types of cotton grass.
The marvellous thing was that we got an immediate response, within nine months bog moss had returned to the ditches and within a couple of years the sphagnum mosses had returned along with great sheets of cotton grass.
Mr McCartney planted cotton grass on Marsden Moor last Monday morning before spending the afternoon at the Age UK shop in Holmfirth.
In spring, cotton grass flowers in the wet areas are important food for black grouse hens too.
The surface of the bog is waterlogged in many places providing habitats for sphagnum mosses and other uncommon plants such as crowberry, cross-leaved heath and hare's-tail cotton grass.
GULLY BLOCKING: Kirklees Youth Offending Team members on the Marsden Moor estate WORKING IN THE WILDERNESS: A volunteer cotton grass planting on the National Trust-run Marsden Moor estate
The bog - which is up to three metres deep in peat in some parts - is now covered with a healthy variety of cotton grass and sphagnum moss which has helped stabilise the habitat.
The area supports a variety of bog mosses together with a variety of bog plants, including heather, cotton grass, cranberry and round-leaved sundew.
The site supports a variety of bog mosses and bog plants including heather, cotton grass, cranberry and round-leaved sundew.
Cotton grass was used for first plantings because once it gains a hold, other vegetation follows.
Other works feature redshanks in the golden glow of sunset on Budle Bay, a buzzard over Debdon at Rothbury, roe deer in birch woods and among cotton grass, a goshawk at Cragside, a barn owl at Hepple, puffins on the Farne Islands and a wheeling flock of bar-tailed godwits at Lindisfarne.
Cotton grass lost in the erosion damage on the top of Cheviot has also been replanted.