Slender Sedge - Carex lasiocarpa
Quite a tall sedge reaching 45 to 120 cm in height and with creeping rhizomes. The leaves are greyish-green, glossy beneath, inrolled and 1 to 2 mm wide, stiff and tapering to a long spine-like point, the lower ones having purplish or reddish-brown sheaths at the base. The fruits are about 4 mm long ovoid and downy.
In very damp areas, fens and marshes.
Fruiting July to September.
Only frequent in northern Scotland, northern England and north Wales, very local elsewhere in Britain.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was not recorded.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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