||Common Cottongrass / Bog Cotton
||Grows in very damp peaty ground.
||Bog Cotton was used by our forebears as a feather substitute to stuff pillows and mattresses. Sheep, cattle, and geese are also partial to it tender stem and in harder times it came in handy as a fodder supplement. Bog Cotton mixed with 25% wool or cotton made a fabric that was used in the manufacture of cloth, carpets, and roofing felt.
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