Carex muricata subsp. lamprocarpa
A tufted perennial herb of well-drained, light, sometimes sandy, soils, which is able to tolerate rather more acidic substrates than C. spicata. It is found on hedge banks, earth-filled walls and roadsides, in rough meadows, heathland and on rocky slopes, and is somewhat intolerant of shade. Generally lowland, but reaching 335 m at Cae Gaer (Cards.).
The current taxonomic treatment of C. muricata was set out by Jermy et al. (1982). C. muricata subsp. lamprocarpa is probably still under-recorded in some areas; it is sometimes confused with C. spicata.
European Southern-temperate element.
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