Many-leaved Sedge - Carex divulsa subsp. leersii

Alternative names
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.

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

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