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SAND SEDGE Carex arenaria (Cyperaceae) Height to 35cm<br />
Creeping perennial of sand dunes. Progress of its underground stems can be detected by aerial shoots, which appear in straight lines. FLOWERS comprise pale brown spikes, in a terminal head, male flowers above females (May-Jul). FRUITS are yellowish brown and beaked. LEAVES are wiry. STATUS-Locally common on most suitable coasts.
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SAND SEDGE Carex arenaria (Cyperaceae) Height to 35cm
Creeping perennial of sand dunes. Progress of its underground stems can be detected by aerial shoots, which appear in straight lines. FLOWERS comprise pale brown spikes, in a terminal head, male flowers above females (May-Jul). FRUITS are yellowish brown and beaked. LEAVES are wiry. STATUS-Locally common on most suitable coasts.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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