Small-fruited Prickly-sedge - Carex muricata subsp. pairae

    Description

    One of several subspecies of Carex muricata.  A specimen is normally required to confirm identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    A specimen is normally required to confirm identification.

    Habitat

    Grassland.

    When to see it

    Flowering in June and July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread, particularly in the north and west of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map