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Eleocharis palustris Deergrass

Observed: 4th May 2008 By: miked
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Eleocharis palustris Deergrass
Eleocharis palustris Deergrass 1
Eleocharis palustris Deergrass 1 2
Eleocharis palustris Deergrass 1 2 3
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Deergrass (Trichophorum cespitosum) interacts

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miked's picture

Thanks, have put another

Thanks, have put another photo on showing the clumps if that helps.

Tim Rich's picture

Yes they help, certainly

Yes they help, certainly Trichophorum cespitosum. The first photo is a great image by the way.

Tim Rich

miked's picture

I am now completely confused.

I am now completely confused. The image in Blamey, fitter and fitter 2003 looks nothing like this (especially their close-up), it does not appear to be in Fitter and fitter grasses et al (1984) at all(actually it is but called scirpus cespitosus and image similar to the one in blamey). The image in Streeter et al 2009 does look reasonablish. Jermy et al carex book 2007 image is particularly similar but is called northern deergrass and is shown as very rare on the dotmap compared to T. germanicum, description seems to be in favor of T. germanicum in Stace 2010 which also suggests T. cespitosum is very rare.

These plants in the boggy area were rather large and meaty.

miked's picture

:-)

:-)

Tim Rich's picture

Sorry, depends on the

Sorry, depends on the taxonomy you use and I knew what I meant but did not communicate it effectively: I mean T. cespitosum in its broad sense. I have amended the identification for you to the aggregate; I cannot tell if it is susbp. germanicum or subsp. cespitosum (as in the drop down list - they can also be treated as species if you like which I now see is further down the drop-down list) from these photos.

Tim Rich