Carex muricata subsp. lamprocarpa
A tufted perennial herb of well-drained, light, sometimes sandy, soils, which is able to tolerate rather more acidic substrates than C. spicata. It is found on hedge banks, earth-filled walls and roadsides, in rough meadows, heathland and on rocky slopes, and is somewhat intolerant of shade. Generally lowland, but reaching 335 m at Cae Gaer (Cards.).
The current taxonomic treatment of C. muricata was set out by Jermy et al. (1982). C. muricata subsp. lamprocarpa is probably still under-recorded in some areas; it is sometimes confused with C. spicata.
European Southern-temperate element.
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.