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Ajuga Reptans in ASNW

Observed: 7th February 2013 By: bobthebadgerbobthebadger’s reputation in Plants

I'm having trouble identifying the main plant in this picture. I thought that the secondary one was deschampsia cespitosa, but now looks like Carex sylvatica - I'll post separate pictures... Information on the moss would be good as well!

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markwilson's picture

plant id

Tentative Ajuga reptans but lvs look big

lavateraguy's picture

I'm not convinced that ...

... the monocot is Deschampsia cespitosa.

bobthebadger's picture

Deschampsia cespitosa

What alternatives would you suggest?

Nature girl's picture

Carex sp.

Looks like a sedge of some description.

lavateraguy's picture

Deschampsia cespitosa ...

... is a tuft forming grass of appreciable size (even the smaller woodland form is bigger than what you have, if I have the scale correct). Unless you have a group of young plants the habit is wrong.

There's not much to go on. A young Carex pendula crossed my mind, as did Luzula.

In the hand the rough leaves of Deschampsia cespitosa are a useful marker - e.g. to distinguish it from Milium effusum.