Carex flava

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex flava

Ecology

This perennial is found in the transition zone between woodland and raised mire, growing on peaty soil flushed by calcareous water from adjacent limestone outcrops. An open canopy or light shade is preferred. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreo-temperate element; also in C. Asia and N. America.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1585

Height (cm): 70

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002417