West Highland Flora

Lesser Tussock Sedge

Carex diandra


Carex diandra

Photo John Birks
Dept of Biology, Univ. of Bergen
Jul 1968 Storr Lochs

Rare, in wet ground, usually beside lochs

Inflorescence c 1-5 cm long.  Fruits c 2.8-3.5 mm long including beak.

ID: Infloresence consists of about 5-10 spikes grouped together as shown, each male at the top, female at base, and unstalked.  Leaves < 2 mm wide, compare Greater Tussock Sedge with leaves > 3 mm wide

Other features: Does not form huge tussocks like Greater Tussock Sedge, may form small ones.  Fruits similar in shape to GTS but without wings.

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