Sea Club-rush - Bolboschoenus maritimus

    Alt Name
    Scirpus maritimus
    Description

    30 to 100 cm tall with sharply three angled, leafy stems. Leaves keeled, to 10 mm wide with rough edges. Inflorescence either a dense head of spikelets, or more loosely branched. Spikelets are 10 to 20 mm long, ovoid, dark red-brown. Glumes to 7mm long.

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    Habitat

    Wet environments. Mainly coastal but there are a number of records inland.

    When to see it

    Flowers July and August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in coastal areas of Britain, more localised inland.

    VC55 Status

    Very localised in Leicestershire and Rutland and not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map