These little flowers are know as ‘Cotton Grass’ – or ‘Bog Cotton’ – or a few other names. They grow wild on the moors and flower in late Spring. They are also native to North America, North Asia and Northern Europe.
But I do like it when you come across them on the wild moors of Yorkshire, in the evening, with a gentle summer breeze to waft their white flowers against the backdrop of the mountains of the Dales in the distance.
That is when they look their best.