Carex arenaria   Sand Sedge CC DD N

Carex arenaria whole Carex arenaria Carex arenaria line of plants

Carex arenaria is extremely common in dune systems but as it is a small low growing sedge, quite often hidden from view by the rest of the vegetation. It doesn't really stand out except in one respect: the plants will reproduce by sending runners in a straight line across the sand as in the photo on the right.

LHS: Red Rocks 29th April 05  Middle & RHS: Newborough 11th May 2005, 18th May 04

Added on September 8th 2005, updated March 11th 2010

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