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White Beak-sedge

A perennial herb of base-poor acidic bogs, wet heaths and mires, often in association with Sphagnum species. It is intolerant of competition, preferring open sites, and is frequently found on bare wet peat, sometimes in shallow standing water. Generally lowland, but reaching 850 m (Clogwyn y Garnedd, Caerns.).

Brown Beak-sedge

A rhizomatous perennial of wet heaths, and the margins of acidic mires, favouring bare peat where competition is limited but preferring somewhat drier sites than R. alba in the south of its range. It spreads vegetatively, and may reproduce by seed. Lowland.