Pale Sedge - Carex pallescens
Very distinctive with bright green to yellow green leaves and pale, straw-coloured, egg shaped, beakless fruits. It is tufted with very short rhizomes and stems from 20 to 60 cm tall.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Marshes, heathland and occasionally woodland.
Fruiting June and July.
Widespread but local in Britain.
Occasional and local in our area where it is mainly confined to the Charnwood Forest area it is rarely found in great quantity where it does occur. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
Enter a town or village to see local records
Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015