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ROCK SEDGE Carex rupestris (Cyperaceae) Height to 20cm<br />
Delicate, creeping and mat-forming perennial of dry mountain ledges on base-rich rocks. FLOWERS are brown and borne in slender, terminal spikes, male flowers above females (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are yellow and flask-shaped. LEAVES are wiry and curly. STATUS-Local and scarce, restricted to a few suitable sites in Scotland.
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ROCK SEDGE Carex rupestris (Cyperaceae) Height to 20cm
Delicate, creeping and mat-forming perennial of dry mountain ledges on base-rich rocks. FLOWERS are brown and borne in slender, terminal spikes, male flowers above females (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are yellow and flask-shaped. LEAVES are wiry and curly. STATUS-Local and scarce, restricted to a few suitable sites in Scotland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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