Cyperus Sedge - Carex pseudocyperus

    Alt Name
    Hop Sedge
    Description

    This sedge often grows with its feet in the water and can reach up to 1 metre tall. It is a rather loose looking sedge with a pendulous habit when in flower.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found on the margins of ponds or the banks of canals.

    When to see it

    Flowers in May and June.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in England north to Lancashire, less common elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Locally frequent on the margins of the Ashby Canal and the Grand Union Canal occasional elsewhere in our area. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 34 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map