Carex caryophyllea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex caryophyllea

Ecology

A shortly rhizomatous perennial typically found in meadows and pastures on dry, calcareous or base-rich soils; also occurring in grasslands and heaths on mildly acidic soils, and in well-drained pastures, ledges and flushes in the uplands. 0-765 m (Knock Fell, Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Calcareous grassland (includes lowland and montane types)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1079

Height (cm): 15

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1866

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 437

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: -0.2

Weighted Changed Factor: -5

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

22

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456837