Carex chordorrhiza

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex chordorrhiza

Ecology

This rhizomatous perennial herb is found in fens and base-poor mires, where it usually grows in standing water. Propagation appears to be mainly vegetative by long trailing runners, although genetic variation within its populations suggests that it also reproduces by seed. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-arctic Montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 1.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 11.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1176

Height (cm): 40

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 4

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456838