Flora of Northern Ireland
Carex dioica
© Ralph Forbes
Carex dioica
© Graham Day
Carex dioica
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

An unusual sedge in that it has the male and female spikes on separate plants. The unbranched flowering stems, which can reach about 10 inches or so, each carry a single club-shaped spike. Frequent in uplant base-rich mires. Less common in the lowlands owing to drainage and destruction of its habitat.

All names: Carex dioica L,