Carex echinata   Star Sedge CC DD N

Carex echinata

When starting to try to identify sedges it's a good idea to look for those with distinctive features. This is such a sedge. Only small, hardly ever much more than 30 cm tall, this rather attractive little sedge grows in acid or neutral boggy areas and the fruits do look star shaped as the name suggests.

It is very common in the west of Great Britain, western Wales and the whole of Ireland but records are fewer in the east and east midlands of England.

Stream near Sychnant Pass, Conway 26th June 2005

Added August 27th 2005, updated 21st November 2008, updated 11th March 2010

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