Carex divulsa subsp. leersii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex divulsa subsp. leersii


This tufted perennial herb occurs on roadsides, in woodland rides, in hedge banks and open grassland, always on chalk or limestone. Lowland.



World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element; this subspecies extends further north in Europe than subsp. divulsa.

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.