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This is one of the commonest Sedge hybrids according to Stace and frequently occurs wherever Carex hostiana (Tawny Sedge) and Carex lepidocarpa (Long-stalked Yellow-sedge). We were lucky to have some expert botanists with us on this Wild Flower Society trip as this was a small patch in the middle of acres of tussocky Culm grassland. The utricles (seeds) were empty and quite spongy when compressed - a typical property of hybrid sedges.

Although it is found throughout the British Isles, it tends to be found more in the west.

Greena Moor, Cornwall 20th August 2008

Added on 2nd August 2008, updated 25th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010, updated Se3 29th April 2010

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