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REMOTE SEDGE

Carex remota

Sedge Club- & Spike-Rush Family [Cyperaceae]

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statusZnative
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flower8cream
petals
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sex
sexZmonoecious

11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
A noticeable pale-green colour it grows to a short to medium 75cm high/long. A densely-tufted plant, rather like that of Deergrass, but much lighter green.


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
Grows in moist woodlands and shady glades, but this specimen is fairly well out in the open.


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
The lowest bract-like leaf is far longer than the inflorescence.


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
The flower-spikes are short and well-separated up the stem.


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
Stems are rough higher up the stem, which is concave triangular in cross-section.


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
The utricles (the bottle-like structure which completely surrounds the nutlet in Carex species) are between 2.5 to 3.8mm long. The beak (the persistent style of the fruit) is between 0.5 to 0.8mm long.


11th June 2016, Cronton ex-Colliery reserve, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD
Your silly Author forgot to get a closer-up photo of the summit of the sedge, and this one is just a bit out of focus and over-sharpened!


Hybridizes with : Greater Tussock-sedge (Carex paniculata) to produce Carex × boenninghausiana which only occurs in exceedingly few hexads scattered around the British Isles and ireland.

Some similarities to : many other Sedges (Carex spp.) but it is pale-green, and the long gaps between the short flower-spikes gives it away from afar. Remote Sedge flower spikes closer together than does Distant Sedge (Carex distans) but that is grey-green rather than light-green.


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REMOTE SEDGE

Carex remota

Sedge Club- & Spike-Rush Family [Cyperaceae]