Slender Spike-rush - Eleocharis uniglumis
It is similar to a slim form of Common Spike-rush, but has shinier stems, which are rarely more than 1 mm thick, and has redder tinged lower sheaths. The lowest glume almost encircles the spikelet base.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Flowers May to July.
Widespread in Britain but often coastal and never common.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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