Carex nigra (Linnaeus 1753) Reichard 1778 (Family Cyperaceae)


Flowers

Fruit

Height: 5-70cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Monoecious, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 28.4)

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires

Wet Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Platycheirus clypeatus
Herbivores:
Denticucullus pygmina Larva

Mythimna impura

Deltote. pygarga

Donacia impressa Larva

Plateumaris affinis Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Euthrix potatoria

Hypenodes humidalis Larva

Psila fimetaria Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Plateumaris discolor Larva
Sapivores:
Neophilaenus lineatus

Philaenus spumarius
Possible Sapivores:
Cicadella viridis

Stroggylocephalus agrestis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Sedge


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