Carex otrubae   False Fox-sedge CC DD N

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This is usually quite a large and common sedge growing in wet or boggy places and it is quite hard to get a decent photograph of the whole plant as it tends to blend with its usually grassy background. The fruits always look very spiky like the one in the photo and can be 3 to 5 cm long or more.

This is a very common sedge in England, most of Ireland and north and south Wales but in Scotland it is much more likely to be found near the coast.

LHS: Frodsham marshes 5th June 2004RHS: Lindisfarne, Northumberland 15th July 2006

Added on December 11th 2004, updated 24th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010

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