Carex buxbaumii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex buxbaumii

Ecology

A perennial herb found in mesotrophic fens on or near the margins of lakes, often bordering outflow streams, and always in areas which are periodically inundated. It is often subject to light grazing by cattle. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreal-montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe; also in E. Asia and N. America.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1410

Height (cm): 70

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 3

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002452