130606 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.