Grey Sedge - Carex divulsa subsp. divulsa


    Carex divulsa subsp. divulsa forms dense tufts of green leaves and has long, often drooping flowering stems.  It has fairly short bracts and the flowers are well spaced out

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    This sedge will tolerate quite dry conditions and may be found in hedge banks, scrub, along woodland borders and paths, on roadsides and in rough, open grassland.

    When to see it

    In flower from June to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Although fairly frequent in southern England, Wales and East Anglia, it becomes much less common further north.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. Prior to the Broughton Astley record of 1st September 2017 it was last recorded from VC55 in 1971.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map