West Highland Flora

Rock Sedge


Carex rupestris

 

Carex rupestris

Photo Craig Robson

Rare, among upland limestone rocks.

Fruit and female glumes c 2.5-3 mm.  Spike c 10-15 mm long.  Leaves c 1-2 mm wide.

ID: Has a single spike with male flowers above and about 3-6 female flowers below.  Has a small glume-like bract at base of spike, unlike Flea Sedge, which also has much larger fruit.

Other features: Leaves curly, and also rolled or folded along their length.  Fruit has very short beak about 0.25 mm.  3 stigmas.  Female glumes dark brown with a pale margin.

 

Carex rupestris

Photo Craig Robson


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