131753 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.