Greater Pond Sedge
Similar to Lesser Pond-sedge, C. acutiformis, but larger, stouter plant. Broader pale bluish-green leaves, 6-15mm, sharply narrowed to tip. Sheaths more transluscent. Stalked female spikelets, sometimes drooping. Utricles with deep-notched beak. Can form large stands. Rhizomatous, reproduction mainly vegetative.
Base-rich marshes, wet woodland, river and lake banks. Scattered distribution, mainly E Ireland.
Identified by Paul Green
Greater Pond-sedge. WFS meeting, Co.Waterford. June 2008