Friday, May 27, 2011

Little Hills sedges 1

The fields of Little Hills Farm support a rich mosaic of unimproved marshy grasslands with a fabulous diversity of plant species. One of the key plants present at the site is Soft-leaved Sedge (Carex montana), which is detectable by the fresh green colour of the leaves in the sward. The infloresence, although rather uninspiring, is quite characteristic, as are the distribution of hairs on the leaves.

older inflorescences of Carex montana (27th May):

fresher material from Carmarthenshire photographed 11th Apr:

Thanks to Julian Woodman and Dan Guest of CCW for inviting us to join them on one of their monitoring visits.

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