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Tiffany.Merritt 0 Photo of the Day, Arctic, Greenland

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.

 

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

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