Fluffy flowers

 

The Arctic cottongrass is the most widespread flowering plant found in the northern hemisphere and Arctic tundra regions.  Cotton grass is not actually a type of grass, but rather a plant that  flourishes in areas that are too cold for trees.

Fun fact:  in Scotland they used them to dress wounds during First World War.

Photo courtesy of our passenger slideshow, 2013 Greenland Explorer Voyage.

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