Carex saxatilis   Russet Sedge RR DDD N

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This is one of the sedges to be found in the Ben Lawers Corrie and so fits the description that its habitat is "where the snow lies late". We also find it lower down than the 3,000 + height of the Corrie and this one was found on the side of Beinn Ghlass at probably a mere 2,800 feet. It is well name the Russet Sedge and is easily recognised with its very dark, round fruits.

There are no records for Carex saxatilis in England, Ireland or Wales and nor does it grow in the southern uplands of Scotland. It is essentially a mountain plant of central northern Scotland.

Side of Beinn Ghlas 11th July 2005

Added on 12th July 2005, updated 25th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010, updated Se3 29th April 2010

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