Carex pilulifera Linnaeus 1753 (Family Cyperaceae)


Flowers

Fruit

Height: 10-30cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Monoecious, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 25.4)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge
Pollination: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Cortinarius cinnamomeus
Possible Parasites:
Elachista subalbidella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Cordilura Larvae
(Stem Borers)

Psila fimetaria Larva (Stem Borer)
Possible Herbivores:
Euthrix potatoria

Hypenodes humidalis Larva

Many Tenthredinidae

Plateumaris discolor Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Stenodema calcarata

Cicadella viridis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Pill Sedge


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