Common Yellow-sedge - Carex demissa

    Alt Name
    Spring Sedge
    Description

    Only 5 to 30 cm in height and with yellow green leaves which are 1.5 to 5 mm wide, rather rigid, recurved and with pale sheaths.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wet areas, damp woodland rides, stony lake shores, but preferring acid soils and avoiding lime.

    When to see it

    Fruiting June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Local but fairly widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very local in Leicestershire and Rutland where its only real stronghold is the Charnwood Forest area. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map