Carex viridula subsp. viridula

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex viridula subsp. viridula


This perennial herb occurs in open, damp or wet habitats, including dune-slacks, the upper edge of saltmarshes and on the stony margins of lakes or pools, and in open fens and marshes. It usually occurs on flushed acidic soils, but also locally on base-rich substrates. Lowland, but possibly to 400 m in Perthshire.



World Distribution

European Boreo-temperate element; also in E. Asia and widespread in N. America.

Atlas Change Index: -0.01

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.