Green-ribbed Sedge - Carex binervis


This is a densely tufted sedge, with only short rhizomes from 15 to 150 cm in height. The leaves are light green and shiny on the underside, but dark green and matt on the upper surface.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


Heath grassland and woodland on acid soil.

When to see it

Fruiting June to August.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread in much of Britain but scattered and local in some parts of central and eastern England.

VC55 Status

Locally frequent in the Charnwood forest area but scarce elsewhere in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 18 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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