Pill Sedge - Carex pilulifera
It has very short rhizomes and is densely tufted or even tussock forming. It is 10 to 30 cm in height and the upper part of the stem is rough.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Heath grassland and marshes.
Fruiting June and July.
Fairly widespread in Britain.
Confined mainly to Charnwood Forest where it is never abundant. Only very scattered records from elsewhere in our area. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.
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