Carex filiformis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex filiformis

Ecology

This rhizomatous perennial herb occurs on calcium-rich soils in a wide range of habitats. It is most characteristic of damp meadows, but is also found in dry grassland, grassy woodland rides and along roadsides. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 708

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 13

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.23

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002435