Carex paniculata   Greater Tussock-sedge C DD N

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This is one of the UK's largest sedges with tussocks over one metre high. They allow long stalked sedge flowers to begin to arise at an angle of about 45 degrees to the vertical and can be seen as early as March or even late February.

Carex paniculata is common throughout the British Isles and Ireland but uncommon in the far north of Scotland.

Warburton Wood, Cheshire 8th April 2005

Added on 9th April 2005, updated 24th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010

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