Identifying Grasses, Sedges & Rushes (SELL)

Date(s) - 10 Jul 2017 until 12 Jul 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Identifying Grasses, Sedges & Rushes

Learn the fundamentals and develop the skills to use a flora confidently.

Green leaves that all look the same and no pretty flowers so difficult to identify! Learn the fundamentals of grass, sedges and rushes identification, essential and valuable skills for any field and conservation ecologists. Emphasis will be on practical skills with identification taking place mainly in the laboratory, where there is the time and equipment to fully examine specimens. A range of common species, both flowering and non-flowering, from local habitats will be used. Students should become familiar with a good range of common species relating these species to their preferred habitat and be able to identify these species in the field, producing a portfolio of specimens and a small voucher collection.

Tutor: Margaret Howells

Fees: £120 full price (£20 concession and £20 early bird discount available). 

Please enquire about the fee waiver scheme which applies to all SELL Courses. If you have no first degree, reside in Wales and are in receipt of certain state benefits, you may be able to get your course fees subsidised, or paid for you.

The dates to book courses to obtain the early bird are:

Term 1 courses book before 28th September 2016

Term 2 courses book before 14th December 2016

Term 3 courses book before 22nd March 2017

Please go to for all enquiries and bookings.


Self catering Eco Lodge, shared dormitories and eco-camping are all available at Denmark Farm


Grasses and sedges

Photo: Ross Hoddinott / 2020Vision

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