British NVC community S1

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NVC community S1 (Carex elata sedge-swamp or Tufted Sedge swamp) is one of the swamp communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

It is a fairly localised community. There are no subcommunities.

Community composition[edit]

There is one constant species found in this community: Tufted Sedge (Carex elata).

One rare species is associated with the community: Narrow Small-reed (Calamagrostis stricta).


This community is present in a few localities in west Norfolk, Anglesey and Cumbria.


  • Rodwell, J. S. (1995) British Plant Communities Volume 4 - Aquatic communities, swamps and tall-herb fens ISBN 0-521-39168-7 (hardback), ISBN 0-521-62718-4 (paperback)