Carex pauciflora

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex pauciflora

Ecology

A perennial herb of wet, acidic, oligotrophic raised and blanket bogs, often growing on and around hummocks and usually in association with Sphagnum species. Lowland to 650 m (Beinn Heasgarnich, Mid Perth) and 820 m elsewhere in Scotland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Bog

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 1

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 1.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 12.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1789

Life form information

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 377

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 4

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.59

Weighted Changed Factor: 9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

29

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456883

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.

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