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SLENDER TUFTED-SEDGE

Carex acuta

Sedge Club- & Spike-Rush Family [Cyperaceae]

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category8Grasses
 
status
statusZnative
 
flower
flower8cream
male
flower
flower8brown
female
petals
petalsZ0
 
type
typeZspiked
 
stem
stem8triangular
 
stem
stem8ribbed
 
sex
sexZmonoecious
 

10th April 2015, Crymlyn Bog, Glamorganshire.
The plant grows up to 1.2m long, here near water with one of the Horsetails (probably Water Horsetail) on the right growing in the water.


10th April 2015, Crymlyn Bog, Glamorganshire.
The male florets are at the summit here with orange anthers; the female ones are below with paler and shorter styles - which are in pairs [The similarly aquatic Greater Pond-Sedge and Lesser Pond-Sedge have styles in threes].


10th April 2015, Crymlyn Bog, Glamorganshire.


10th April 2015, Crymlyn Bog, Glamorganshire.
Male spikes with orange stamens; female spikes with shorter and pale styles.

The greyish-green (glaucous) leaves are triangular in cross-section (as in most species of Sedge). They are also ribbed.



10th April 2015, Crymlyn Bog, Glamorganshire.


10th April 2015, Crymlyn Bog, Glamorganshire.


unknown date, watermeadow, Sandown Bridge.


unknown date, watermeadow, Sandown Bridge.
The leaves


unknown date, watermeadow, Sandown Bridge.
The leaves


30th May 2018, watermeadow, Sandown Bridge.
Herbarium of the fruit


30th May 2018, watermeadow, Sandown Bridge.
Herbarium of the leaves


30th May 2018, watermeadow, Sandown Bridge.
Herbarium of the leaves


No relation to : Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Tufted Loosestrife (Lysimachia thyrsiflora), Tufted Forget-me-not (Myosotis laxa), Tufted Saxifrage (Saxifraga cespitosa) nor to Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) [plants with similar names belonging to differing families].

Not to be semantically confused with : Carex acutiformis (Lesser Pond-Sedge) [another Carex species with similar name]


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Distribution
 family8Sedge Club- & Spike-Rush family8Cyperaceae
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SLENDER TUFTED-SEDGE

Carex acuta

Sedge Club- & Spike-Rush Family [Cyperaceae]