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HAIRY SEDGE Carex hirta (Cyperaceae) Height to 70cm<br />
Distinctive sedge, recognised by its very hairy leaves. Grows in damp grassland. FLOWERS in inflorescences of 2-3 brown male spikes above 2-3 yellowish female spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are green, beaked and ridged. LEAVES are long, grey-green and covered in long, white hairs. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.
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HAIRY SEDGE Carex hirta (Cyperaceae) Height to 70cm
Distinctive sedge, recognised by its very hairy leaves. Grows in damp grassland. FLOWERS in inflorescences of 2-3 brown male spikes above 2-3 yellowish female spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are green, beaked and ridged. LEAVES are long, grey-green and covered in long, white hairs. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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