Pictorial guide to the flora of the British Isles
Carex atrata is an Arctic–Alpine sedge with distinctive black spikes, all similar in appearance; it can be found in Scotland and a couple of sites each in the Lake District and Snowdonia.
Niederösterreich, Austria; 2005-06-12
The spikes of Carex atrata have female flowers at the tip and male flowers below, in contrast to Carex atrofusca.
Dolomites, Italy; 2012-07-04
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