Carex remota

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex remota

Ecology

A tufted perennial herb of damp woodland and woodland rides, often growing in considerable shade. It can become dominant in favoured habitats, such as in woods that are seasonally flooded. Generally lowland, but reaching 320 m in Swaledale (N.W. Yorks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; also in C. and E. Asia.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 4

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1063

Life form information

Height (cm): 67

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1879

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 675

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5

Atlas Change Index: 0.04

Weighted Changed Factor: 23

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

13

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002483

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 (369a)
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)