127857 GREATER TUSSOCK-SEDGE Carex paniculata (Cyperaceae) Height to 1m. Distinctive, coarsely hairy perennial of marshes and fens, recognised throughout the year by the large tussocks that it forms. FLOWERS are brown and borne in a dense, terminal spikes 5-15cm long (May-Jun). FRUITS are ribbed with a winged beak. LEAVES are narrow and up to 1.2m long. STATUS-Widespread and locally common, mainly in S.