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?yellow-green sedge

Observed: 8th May 2013 By: ChrisJacksonChrisJackson’s reputation in Plants

Can anyone help with this very yellow-green sedge.(not the paler blue-green one also visible).This is in a horse grazed grassland, not far from a shallow stream. The area is inundated and two sedges are abundant. This robust but small sedge is one of them. Do people know what sort of sedge of this nature would be expected in a very modified, heavily horse grazed, poached habitat. It is no more than 10-12cm.


No identification made yet.

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markwilson's picture


Carex demissa might be possible but not firm enough for an id

Tim Rich's picture

was it hairy = hirta?

was it hairy = hirta?

Tim Rich

ChrisJackson's picture

No it is not hairy at all.

No it is not hairy at all. Smooth. I am going to try and upload a photo of the ligule as it is quite distinct.

Ambroise's picture

C. otrubae? and you have

C. otrubae? and you have enough material there to identify it with John Poland's vegetative key (not online unfortunately). The yellow-ish colour may be related to the conditions the plant lives in and may not be characteristic of the species though.

ChrisJackson's picture

Thats great thanks. I have

Thats great thanks. I have Poland but I am not finding it too user friendly. I will give it another go!

Ambroise's picture

Keep us posted!

ChrisJackson's picture

Still struggling with Poland.

Still struggling with Poland. Going to get a fresher sample tomorrow!

ChrisJackson's picture

Got it!!!! False fox sedge!!!

Got it!!!!

False fox sedge!!! At last

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