Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Carex paniculata L. - Greater Tussock-sedge - Cyperaceae
Carex paniculata
© Graham Day
Carex paniculata
© Ralph Forbes
Carex paniculata
© Graham Day
Carex paniculata
(Map updated: March 2008)
Carex paniculata
© Graham Day
 

This sedge species forms large, dense tussocks which stand up to three feet or more above the general ground level and from which grow the leaves and flowering stems.

It is abundant in swamps and fens, but declines in these situations once trees such as willows or alder become established.

All names: Carex paniculata L.