West Highland Flora

Pale Sedge


Carex pallescens

 

Carex pallescens

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Frequent in damp grassland and damp woods.

Female spikes c 5-20 x 5-6 mm

ID: Fruit pale, uppermost female spikes crowded closely round male.  Leaves hairy beneath.  Sheaths hairy.

Other features: Fruit elliptical in cross-section and also face-on, with very small, sometimes almost imperceptible, un-notched beak.  Lowest bract crimped at base, often overtopping the male spike.

 

Carex pallescens

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Jun 2006 Dalavil, Skye
Inflorescence c 2.8 cm long starting from base of lower female spike

  Carex pallescens

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

 

 

Carex pallescens

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye


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