Carex curta

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex curta

Ecology

A perennial herb of lowland bogs, floating Sphagnum rafts in lowland basin mires, nutrient-poor mires in the mountains, and wet, acidic, occasionally sandy heaths. 0-1100 m (Ben Alder, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

© Pete Stroh

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1303

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1190

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 219

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.17

Weighted Changed Factor: -24

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002484