Carex depauperata

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Carex depauperata
Carex depauperata - Botanical Garden, University of Frankfurt - DSC02725.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. depauperata
Binomial name
Carex depauperata

Carex depauperata (Starved Wood-sedge) is a rare species of sedge native to parts of Europe. The plant has been virtually extinct in the United Kingdom since the 1940s.

In 2010, following a successful reintroduction at Charterhouse School,[1][2] staff at Wakehurst Place Garden, West Sussex, announced that the plant was to be reintroduced to a second, undisclosed location in Surrey.[3]


  1. ^ "Rare plant reintroduced at Charterhouse in Surrey". BBC News. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Dominic Price (24 March 2010). "Good news for very rare Surrey plant lost since World War II". Plantlife. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rare plant to be returned to wild in Surrey". BBC News. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010.