Carex norvegica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex norvegica

Ecology

C. norvegica is a perennial herb of wet, stony slopes, ledges and turf over basic rock and with base-rich run-off. All the sites have a mainly N.-facing aspect, and occur in places where snow lies late. Populations are usually quite small and of very limited extent. From 700 m at Corrie Fee (Angus) to 975 m on Beinn Heasgarnich (Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Arctic-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Montane habitats (acid grassland and heath with montane species)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 10.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1901

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 6

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456876