Thin-spiked Wood-sedge - Carex strigosa
Carex strigosa has some similarities with Carex sylvatica (Wood Sedge) but it is a bigger plant with wider, yellow-green, slightly drooping leaves and long thin fruiting spikes.
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On moist, base-rich, sometimes clayey, soils in deciduous or mixed woodlands, often found near streams or seepages. It occurs most frequently in clearings and along tracks, but is sometimes found in considerable shade.
In flower during May and June.
A perennial herb.
Widespread but rather local in distribution and more frequent the southern half of Britain.
Local in Leicestershire and Rutland, but can be quite frequent in suitable locations.
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