Carex pendula

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex pendula

Ecology

A perennial herb usually growing on damp base-rich, heavy (often clay) soils, in shaded habitats. It is found in deciduous woodland, by ditches, ponds, streams, in hedgerows and on track-sides. Reproduction by seed can be prolific. Lowland, but exceptionally at 410 m at Alston (Cumberland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 928

Height (cm): 150

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1409

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 305

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: 1.3

Weighted Changed Factor: 51

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

11

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456886