West Highland Flora

Wood Sedge


Carex sylvatica

 

Carex sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
25 June 2003 Armadale, Skye
Top (male) spike 4.2 cm

Frequent in woods or shady grassland, thinning out northwards

Male spike c 15-30 mm, female spikes c 30-50 mm, fruit c 4-5 mm

ID: Has one male spike and 3-5 female spikes which may be male at tip.  Female spikes narrow, only c 3-5 mm wide, drooping on long slender stalks, rather gappy, as if fruits missing here and there.  Fruit green, shaped like an narrow bottle, beak > 1mm long, notched.

Other features: Male spike broader near tip than near base.  All bracts shorter than inflorescence.

 

Carex sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
25 June 2003 Armadale, Skye
Top (male) spike 4.2 cm

 

Carex sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
14 June 2003 Armadale, Skye

  Carex sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
14 June 2003 Armadale, Skye

     

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