FLEA SEDGE Carex pulicaris (Cyperaceae) Height to 25cm<br />
Intriguing, tufted sedge with rounded stems. Grows in damp ground, usually on calcareous ground. FLOWERS are reddish brown and in inflorescences comprising a single spike with male flowers above females (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are shiny, brown and fancifully flea-like. LEAVES are dark-green and thread-like. STATUS-Locally common.
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FLEA SEDGE Carex pulicaris (Cyperaceae) Height to 25cm
Intriguing, tufted sedge with rounded stems. Grows in damp ground, usually on calcareous ground. FLOWERS are reddish brown and in inflorescences comprising a single spike with male flowers above females (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are shiny, brown and fancifully flea-like. LEAVES are dark-green and thread-like. STATUS-Locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: JEFF WATSON (DECEASED) VANESSA HALHEAD/NPL
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