Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cottongrass

Today we're back to the flora that surrounds the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) area. Across the road from the SGO entrance, there is a large swamp area, where the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, also based at Tähtelä) have a number of measurement instruments. And, during our recent walk through the area, we took a few photographs of some of the flora in this swamp region. The photographs shown here are of cottongrass.

Cottongrass (Finnish = Tupasvilla, Latin = Eriophorum vaginatum)

A close-up of the wispy cotton at the head of the stem.


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