Eriophorum virginicum Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Peaty sites, limited in habitat throughout the region, occurring in the Mountains in bogs and fens, in the Piedmont (formerly) in bogs, in the fall-line sandhills in frequently burned pocosins and sandhill seeps, in the middle and outer Coastal Plain in pocosins, acidic seeps, and peat-burn pools. Dist: NL (Labrador) and NL (Newfoundland) west to ON and MN, south to se. NC, sw. NC, e. KY; disjunct in se. GA at Okefenokee Swamp.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: Very variable in size, from 5-15 dm tall, with heads ranging from 1-6 cm in diameter, the larger plants primarily in the Coastal Plain and the smaller in the Mountains.
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV