Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Carex pauciflora Light. - Few-flowered Sedge - Cyperaceae
Carex pauciflora
© Stan Beesley
Carex pauciflora
(Map updated: March 2008)

This sedge resembles the Flea Sedge, but whereas that species has red fruits, this has pale straw-coloured fruits. Flea sedge is fairly common in marshes, but Few-flowered Sedge is a rare and local plant of upland wet bogs. It is confined in Ireland to two areas: the Garron Plateau and an upland bog east of the Kilbroney Valley in the Mournes.

All names: Carex pauciflora Light.

NBN Atlas mapping: Species account : NBN Atlas UK Species Observations database

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database