Eleocharis multicaulis   Many-stalked Spike-rush C DD N

Eleocharis multicaulis whole Eleocharis multicaulis close

This is a tufted plant but in the tangle of vegeation in this cliff-top bog it was difficult to discern the tuftedness. The many stems were apparent though and this helps to identify this member of a group of plants which look remarkably similar to each other.

It is most commonly found in the west of the British Isles with the largest number of records coming form north western Scotland, western Ireland, west Wales and southern England.

Boggy ground on Bolbery down, Devon 12th July 2009

Added on September 28th 2009, updated 29th March 2010

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