130927 GLAUCOUS SEDGE Carex flacca (Cyperaceae) Height to 50cm. Common grassland sedge, often on calcareous soils. Stems are 3-sided. FLOWERS comprise an inflorescence with 1-3 brown male spikes above 2-5 brown female spikes (Apr-May). FRUITS are greenish, flattened with only a tiny beak. LEAVES are pale green and stiff. STATUS-Widespread and locally common throughout.