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False Fox Sedge

Carex otrubae

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Poales
Family:
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Ditches, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, saltmarshes, sand dunes, seaside, swamps, waterside, wetland.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Greenish-brown flower spikes, up to 7cm in length. The flower often have long lower bracts.
Fruit:
Fruits in September. The fruits are achenes (nutlets).
Leaves:
A densely tufted plant with linear leaves which are up to 1cm wide. Finely toothed. Pointed ligules. Triangular stems in cross-section. Perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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