Carex limosa   Bog Sedge C DDD N

Carex limosa

Since so many of them live in bogs and swamps, I've often wondered what this small sedge had done to deserve the name Bog-sedge. I have seen it only rarely but will always remember this particular Wild Flower Society expedition for shortly after taking the photo I went in the stinking black mud up to my thigh.

There is plenty of this sedge to be found towards the west of Ireland, north west Wales and northern Scotland but it isn't often found in south and central England.

Fen Bog, North Yorkshire 11th June 2005

Added on 13th June 2005, updated 24th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010, updated 7th Dec 2012

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