Many-leaved Sedge - Carex divulsa subsp. leersii

    Alt Name
    Chalk Sedge

    Similar to Grey Sedge (C. divulsa ssp. divulsa) but note the yellow-green leaves and short distance between the lower two flower clusters of the inflorescence compared with C. divulsa ssp. divulsa.

    Similar Species

    Grey Sedge (C. divulsa ssp. divulsa)

    Identification difficulty
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    Only found on limestone.

    When to see it

    In flower during May and June.

    Life History

    Tufted perennial herb.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent and local in Leicestershire and Rutland. Usually (but not exclusively) found in the east of VC55 on limestone.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map