Carex limosa

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex limosa

Ecology

A perennial herb of Sphagnum mires and the wet, peaty margins of pools, often growing in standing water. Most of its sites are acidic and oligotrophic, but unlike C. magellanica, it tends to occur in areas subject to some mineral enrichment. Generally lowland, but reaching 830 m on Meall nan Tarmachan (Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 10

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1431

Height (cm): 40

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Life Form - secondary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 423

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 198

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.14

Weighted Changed Factor: 8

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

37

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002438