West Highland Flora

Remote Sedge


Carex remota

 

Carex remota

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Occasional in woods or shady roadsides

Fruit c 3-3.5 mm long, spikes c 3-4 mm across.  Stems to 75 cm high.

ID: A very distinctive sedge, all bright pale green, with about 4-7 unstalked spikes well spaced out down the stem, the lower ones having leaf-like bracts that (if held upright) reach well beyond the stem tip.  All the spikes are small, not more than 10 mm long.  All may have both male and female flowers, the upper spikes mostly male and the lower mostly or entirely female.  Fruit shaped rather like a tomato pip, the "beak" hardly separable from the upward tapering of the fruit, notched at the tip.

Other features: Shoots tufted.  Leaves channelled, some almost as long as the stems, drooping at tip.  A very graceful plant.

 

  Carex remota

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 
     
     
     
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