Carex vesicaria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCarexCarex vesicaria

Ecology

A perennial herb of wet habitats, mainly mesotrophic and at least slightly basic, occurring where the water table lies close to or above the soil surface. It is found by lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and canals, in marshes and swamps, ditches, wet meadows and depressions in pasture, and in wet woodland. It also colonises wet hollows in disused sand-, gravel- and clay-pits. 0-455 m (Llyn Gorast, Cards.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 10

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1072

Height (cm): 120

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Life Form - secondary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 913

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 230

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.52

Weighted Changed Factor: 19

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

54

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002427

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