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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Carex pendula - Pendulous Sedge

i> Carex pendula is frequent and widespread in a variety of habitats. It occurs in hedges, on waste ground, at the edge of marshes, in ditches and near habitation along road verges and in pavement cracks (presumably a garden escape). It is also recorded from a few sites near the coast beside streams. It is tolerant of a wide range of ecological conditions but grows best in damp, shady conditions. Pendulous Sedge is found on the Isles of Scilly.

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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.