Sea Club-rush - Bolboschoenus maritimus
30 to 100 cm tall with sharply three angled, leafy stems. Leaves keeled, to 10 mm wide with rough edges. Inflorescence either a dense head of spikelets, or more loosely branched. Spikelets are 10 to 20 mm long, ovoid, dark red-brown. Glumes to 7mm long.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Wet environments. Mainly coastal but there are a number of records inland.
Flowers July and August.
Widespread and fairly frequent in coastal areas of Britain, more localised inland.
Very localised in Leicestershire and Rutland and not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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