Cottongrasses are noticed more when they produce their fluffy seeds. Here's a shot of tawny cottongrass in bloom. This is a plant of bogs and other acid or basic wetlands in CT, DE, GA, IA, IL(E), IN, KY(E), MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN(T), VA, VT, WI, WV, BC, LB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, and on SPM. Pendleton Co WV, 7/16/15. Sedge family, Cyperaceae.