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Observed: 9th May 2012 By: Sam Griffin
Cumberland Bat GroupCumbria Amphibian and Reptile GroupThe British Herpetological Society
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Sedge (Carex nigra) interacts


martinjohnbishop's picture

How many stamens?

It is hard to tell from the picture as the female flower is just opening.

AlanS's picture

Some flowers

can be seen to have two stigmas, confirming C. nigra.

martinjohnbishop's picture

I can see some with three. I

I can see some with three.
I am not convinced that there are only two.
Need to bend the bend flower or remove some for photography e.g.

AlanS's picture

Not my interpretation

I cannot see any clear 3s. There are pairs that are close together, and on examination at highest resolution on a big (26 inch) monitor 3s look more like 4s.

In any case, this seems to me to be absolutely typical C. nigra on general appearance - inasmuch as "typical" means anything in the C. nigra group.


martinjohnbishop's picture

Fair enough; just checking.

Fair enough; just checking. Martin