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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map