Carex recta    Estuarine Sedge RRR DD N

Carex recta Carex recta

This very rare sedge grows only in Scotland with its main outposts near Lairg and Wick. Since both are North of Inverness you have to travel some way from England before you can start to look. At Wick it can be confused with other sedges which grow nearby but near Lairg where this specimen was found, the only other sedge is Carex rostrata (Bottle Sedge) which looks nothing like Carex recta (Estuarine Sedge).

This is quite a tall sedge up to a metre or so in height with even the lowest bract exceeding the inflorescence.

Near Lairg, Scotland, 20th June 2006

Added on 23rd June 2006, updated 11th July 2010, updated 11th March 2010, updated Se3 29th April 2010

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