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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 12.5 June 2001

Identification - Yellow sedges

By - Nigel Blackstock, Clive Jermy

The yellow-sedges, Carex flava aggregate, are for the most part common species of mire habitats, ranging from mineral-rich, calcareous fens to base-poor, acidic mires, and yet they comprise the most difficult of British sedges to identify. The characters traditionally used to distinguish the taxa are largely quantitative and tend to overlap a great deal, and what qualitative characters there are tend to be difficult to recognise in dried material.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist