Carex muricata subsp. muricata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex muricata subsp. muricata


This perennial herb is confined to dry habitats over limestone, being found on limestone pavements, ledges, grassy slopes and scree; some sites are shaded. Generally lowland, but reaching 340 m in Ribblesdale (Mid-W. Yorks.).



World Distribution

European Boreo-temperate element; introduced to N. America.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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.