Carex pauciflora. Few flowered sedge.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Rhizomatous, rhizome short-creeping.  

Flowering period: 

June and July.


Flushes within montane blanket bog. Upland sphagnum bogs. Wet level moorland. Clearings in swampy woods. 


Habitat loss and fragmentation through peat cutting, peatland drainage, encroachment of scrub and woodland, coniferous afforestation, and burning of bog vegetation. Overgrazing by livestock. 

Distribution map:
Carex pauciflora
Carex pauciflora

For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage