Carex pallescens

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex pallescens

Ecology

A perennial herb of damp grassland, woodland rides and clearings and stream banks; usually on moist, mildly acidic to neutral soils. In the Scottish mountains and some of the hills of northern England it is found on acidic, wet grassy slopes. Lowland to 790 m in Atholl (E. Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate element; also in N. America.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1236

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1596

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 183

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.51

Weighted Changed Factor: -10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

22

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002434