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STIFF SEDGE Carex bigelowii (Cyperaceae) Height to 30cm<br />
Creeping perennial with stiff, sharply 3-sided stems. Grows on mountains and upland moors. FLOWERS are in inflorescences comprising 1 male spike above 2-3 female spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are short-beaked and green grading to brown. LEAVES are ridged and curved with inrolled margins. STATUS-Locally common only in Scotland.
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STIFF SEDGE Carex bigelowii (Cyperaceae) Height to 30cm
Creeping perennial with stiff, sharply 3-sided stems. Grows on mountains and upland moors. FLOWERS are in inflorescences comprising 1 male spike above 2-3 female spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are short-beaked and green grading to brown. LEAVES are ridged and curved with inrolled margins. STATUS-Locally common only in Scotland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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