Carex capillaris   Hair Sedge RR DD N

Carex capillaris

This is a better photo of Carex capillaris (Hair Sedge) than the one published earlier from Teesdale. This time there was no wind at all to make the sedge move around but the sun was extremely bright. Hair sedge can produce many stems all with the fruits drooping on very thin filaments and gently wafting around in the breeze which is usually there in the hills where it grows.

Apart from a few sites in northern England and in Snowdonia, this plant is confined to the hills of mid and northern Scotland. It does not occur in Ireland.

Side of Beinn Ghlas 11th July 2005

Added on 27th Jun 05 amended on 15th Jul 05, updated 21st Nov 08, updated 11th Mar 10, updated Se3 27th Apr 10

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