Eriophorum viridicarinatum - (Engelm.) Fern.
Green Keeled Cotton-grass
Other English Common Names: Tassel Cottongrass
Other Common Names: thinleaf cottonsedge
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Eriophorum viridicarinatum (Engelm.) Fern. (TSN 40106)
French Common Names: linaigrette verte
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.140875
Element Code: PMCYP0A0E0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Sedge Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Monocotyledoneae Cyperales Cyperaceae Eriophorum
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Eriophorum viridicarinatum
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 16May2016
Global Status Last Changed: 05Aug1996
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Patchy widespread distribution in northern North America (especially eastern) with thousands of occurrences.
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (09Mar2012)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (S2), Colorado (SNR), Connecticut (SNR), Idaho (S2), Illinois (SX), Indiana (S2), Iowa (SNR), Maine (SNR), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (SNR), Montana (S4), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (S3), New York (S5), North Dakota (S1), Ohio (S3), Pennsylvania (S2), Rhode Island (S1), Vermont (SNR), Washington (S2), Wisconsin (SNR), Wyoming (S2)
Canada Alberta (S4), British Columbia (S4), Labrador (SNR), Manitoba (S4), New Brunswick (S4), Newfoundland Island (S3S5), Northwest Territories (SNR), Nova Scotia (S4), Nunavut (S2), Ontario (S5), Prince Edward Island (S2), Quebec (S4S5), Saskatchewan (SNR), Yukon Territory (S2)

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Range Extent Comments: Widespread distribution in eastern Canada, with spotty distribution in western Canada to Alaska.

Population Size Comments: Common within primary limit of range.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Widespread distribution in eastern Canada, with spotty distribution in western Canada to Alaska.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CO, CT, IA, ID, ILextirpated, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WA, WI, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
AK Anchorage (02020)*, Kenai Peninsula (02122)*, Matanuska-Susitna (02170)*
ID Bonner (16017), Boundary (16021), Fremont (16043), Teton (16081), Valley (16085)
IN Elkhart (18039), Fulton (18049)*, Kosciusko (18085), La Porte (18091), Lagrange (18087), Noble (18113), Steuben (18151)
MT Flathead (30029), Glacier (30035), Lake (30047), Lincoln (30053), Missoula (30063)
ND Bottineau (38009), Cavalier (38019)*, Pembina (38067)*, Ransom (38073)
NJ Bergen (34003)*, Morris (34027)*, Passaic (34031)*, Sussex (34037), Warren (34041)
OH Ashtabula (39007), Champaign (39021), Cuyahoga (39035)*, Geauga (39055), Licking (39089)*, Logan (39091), Portage (39133), Stark (39151), Summit (39153)
PA Bucks (42017)*, Butler (42019), Crawford (42039), Erie (42049), Lawrence (42073), Mercer (42085), Monroe (42089), Northampton (42095), Warren (42123)
RI Washington (44009)*
WA Ferry (53019), Pend Oreille (53051), Skamania (53059), Spokane (53063)
WY Park (56029), Teton (56039)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
01 Pawcatuck-Wood (01090005)+*
02 Rondout (02020007)+*, Lower Hudson (02030101)+*, Hackensack-Passaic (02030103)+*, Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead (02040104)+, Middle Delaware-Musconetcong (02040105)+
04 Little Calumet-Galien (04040001)+*, St. Joseph (04050001)+, St. Joseph (04100003)+, Cuyahoga (04110002)+, Ashtabula-Chagrin (04110003)+, Chautauqua-Conneaut (04120101)+*
05 Upper Allegheny (05010001)+, Middle Allegheny-Tionesta (05010003)+, French (05010004)+, Shenango (05030102)+, Mahoning (05030103)+, Connoquenessing (05030105)+, Tuscarawas (05040001)+, Licking (05040006)+*, Upper Great Miami (05080001)+, Eel (05120104)+*, Tippecanoe (05120106)+
07 Kankakee (07120001)+
09 Lower Souris (09010003)+, Willow (09010004)+, Lower Sheyenne (09020204)+, Lower Red (09020311)+*, Lower Pembina River (09020316)+*, St. Marys (09040001)+
10 Madison (10020007)+, Clarks Fork Yellowstone (10070006)+
17 Upper Kootenai (17010101)+, Lower Kootenai (17010104)+, Elk (17010106)+, Blackfoot (17010203)+, North Fork Flathead (17010206)+, Middle Fork Flathead (17010207)+, Stillwater (17010210)+, Swan (17010211)+, Priest (17010215)+, Pend Oreille (17010216)+, Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake (17020001)+, Kettle (17020002)+, Snake headwaters (17040101)+*, Greys-Hobock (17040103)+, Upper Henrys (17040202)+, Teton (17040204)+, North Fork Payette (17050123)+, Palouse (17060108)+, Middle Columbia-Hood (17070105)+, Lewis (17080002)+
19 Lower Kenai Peninsula (19020301)+*, Upper Kenai Peninsula (19020302)+*, Anchorage (19020401)+*, Lower Susitna River (19020505)+*, Cook Inlet (19020800)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Habitat Comments: Sphagnum bogs.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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