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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Carex divisa - Divided Sedge

Range & Status

Native; Submediterranean-Subatlantic species. Mainly found along the coast of England from Dorset to Humberside. A rarity in Wales and Ireland. Found on the Channel Islands.

Regional Distribution

One site only, at Harlyn Bay on the north coast (SW87), and only ever recorded at four

sites in West Cornwall.

Habitat & Ecology

Found close to the sea in damp grassland beside a sewage works. Some of the former sites were probably brackish.


None known.

00 Conservation

The remaining site is not protected.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.