False Fox-sedge - Carex otrubae


    A densely tufted plant the stems have scarcely winged angles, unlike True Fox-sedge. It has narrow, elongated orangey brown panicles and bristle like long bracts with green bases.

    Identification difficulty

    Wet places on heavy soils, marshes, pond margins, and coastal.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to August, fruit until September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Frequent in lowland areas of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in damp places in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 260 of the 617 tetrads.

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