Carex depauperata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex depauperata

Ecology

A perennial herb of dry, base-rich, free-draining soils. At its two extant sites in England it grows in semi-shade on laneside banks at the edge of deciduous woodland; in Ireland it grows in a partially shaded, wooded limestone area. It cannot tolerate deep shade. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Submediterranean-Subatlantic element; also in C. Asia.

Broad Habitats

Boundary and linear features (eg hedges, roadsides, walls)

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 823

Life form information

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 9

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Critically endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002424

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 (356d)
Curtis TGF, McGough HN
1988.  The Irish Red Data Book. 1. Vascular Plants.
Jermy AC, Chater AO, David RW
1982.  Sedges of the British Isles. Botanical Society of the British Isles Handbook no. 1, edn 2.
O`Mahony (1976)
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.