Remote Sedge - Carex remota


    Tufted plant with short rhizomes, forming small tussocks with bright green leaves up to 30 cm tall. Inflorescence is very long (up to 1/3rd of stem length). With stalkless green spikelets well spaced out, the lower ones with very long, leaf like bracts.

    Identification difficulty

    Damp woodland, especially where water collects in winter.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in Britain, but scarcer in northern and western Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 70 of the 617 tetrads.

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

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