Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Sedges, Club-rushes

Carex binervis

Green-ribbed Sedge
Carex binervis
Cíb fhéithghlas
Family: Cyperaceae

Fruiting June-August. Perennial. Native.
Identified by Paul Green, Co.Wexford

Elongated flower spike with a single terminal dark purplish-brown male spikelet, 20-45mm long. 2-4 female spikelets, 15-45mm, the lowest +/- drooping. Long-beaked, pear-shaped fruit with two marginal ribs. Densely tufted with short rhizomes. Height 15-60cm.

Can be locally common on acidic heaths, moors and upland grasslands.


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