Carex microglochin

Ecology

A shortly-rhizomatous perennial herb of base-rich flushes on gently sloping or `stepped` ground on micaceous silt or gravel. Also, occasionally, on steep burn-sides downstream of large colonies. Reproduction appears to be mainly vegetative. Between 610 m and 975 m on Ben Lawers (Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Arctic-montane element; also in C. Asia and N. & S. America.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 11

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1855

Life form information

Height (cm): 12

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002489

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (370b)
Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
Hultén, E., and Fries M.
, Königstein, (1986)

Sedges of the British Isles. Botanical Society of the British Isles Handbook no. 1, edn 2,
Jermy, A. C., Chater A. O., and David R. W.
, London, (1982)

Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., Jäger E., and Weinert E.
, Jena, (1965)

British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)