Greater Tussock-sedge - Carex paniculata
A robust, hairless plant that forms dense tussocks, often on shaggy pedestals, to 1m wide and 1.5m tall. Stems 60 to 150 cm tall, triangular in section and dark green, bearing dark green leaves that are 3 to 7 mm wide. These are keeled and with incurved toothed margins.
Swampy areas and besides lakes, canals and streams.
Fruiting June to August.
Widespread over most of Britain.
Local in Leicestershire and Rutland, but may be quite frequent where it occurs. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 38 of the 617 tetrads.
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