Carex pauciflora

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex pauciflora

Ecology

A perennial herb of wet, acidic, oligotrophic raised and blanket bogs, often growing on and around hummocks and usually in association with Sphagnum species. Lowland to 650 m (Beinn Heasgarnich, Mid Perth) and 820 m elsewhere in Scotland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Bog

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 1

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 1.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 12.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1789

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 377

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 4

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.59

Weighted Changed Factor: 9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

29

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456883