Cladium mariscus   Great Fen-sedge C DD N

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This is a tall sedge which prefers base rich boggy areas and lakesides. It can be up to 2 metres tall and has leaves with hard serrated edges hence its other common name: Saw Sedge or Sawtooth Sedge.

Quite common in Ireland this plant is found at sites dotted about in England, Scotland and Wales with reasonable concentrations only in north west Scotland and east Anglia.

LHS: Gaitbarrows, Lancs 12th June 2004: Others: Corsydd Llyn, Lleyn 4th August 2008

Added on 3rd December 2008, updated 19th March 2010

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