Carex rostrata - Bottle Sedge
Bottle Sedge is almost entirely restricted to East Cornwall, where it grows in permanently waterlogged conditions as found on Bodmin Moor and the moorlands of mid-Cornwall, in pools and small lakes associated with past tin streaming. It also grows at the edges of some of the reservoirs such as Crowdy Reservoir (SX18L, 1991, M.Atkinson). Sites include Goss Moor (SW95P, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), Tregonetha Downs (SW96L, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Molinnis Moor (SX05J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Breney Common (SX06K, 1998, R.Fitzgerald), the Glynn valley (SX16M, 1997, M.Atkinson), Hendra Downs (SX17Z, 1994, T.J.Dingle), near Buttern Hill (SX18R, 1997, C.N.French), Wrasford Moor (SS21M, 1997, M.Atkinson), Higher Langdon Farm (SX27B, 1997, M.Atkinson), and Redmoor Mine (SX37K, 1997, M.Atkinson).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.