Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Sedges, Club-rushes

Carex otrubae

False Fox-sedge
Carex otrubae
Cíb an mhadra rua
Family: Cyperaceae

Flowering June-July, fruiting July-September. Perennial. Native.

Compound spikes with clusters of unbranched greenish-yellow or pale-brown spikelets. Bracts of varying lengths. Smooth ribbed fruit, tapering to beak, very spiky appearance. Sharply 3-angled stems with erect bright-green leaves, can form dense tufts. 30-100cm.

Usually found on heavy, wet soils. Marshes, ditches, wet meadows. Scattered distribution in Ireland, usually coastal, occasionally inland.


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