Common Yellow-sedge - Carex demissa
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.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Wet areas, damp woodland rides, stony lake shores, but preferring acid soils and avoiding lime.
Fruiting June to September.
Local but fairly widespread in Britain.
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.
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