Carex viridula subsp. brachyrrhyncha
A perennial herb of fens and calcareous mires, especially in areas of winter flooding. It is also frequent base-rich flushes and wet ledges on sea-cliffs, hills and mountainsides, usually in short, open vegetation. 0?775 m (Coire nan Laogh, Glen Banchory, Easterness).
The map shows many more records of this subspecies than in the 1962 Atlas but there have been local losses, particularly in S. England, presumably arising from drainage and agricultural improvements. Populations in many lowland areas are small.
European Temperate element; also in eastern N. America.
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.