Species: Field Wood-rush (Luzula campestris)

Family: Rushes (JUNCACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Rushes (JUNCACEAE)

Rushes will grow in infertile soils that are wet or damp. Most rush species have stems that are hollow and round.

C. Field Wood-rush (Luzula campestris)

Unlike the majority of our rushes this native species has leaves that are broad and flat, with long silky hair. It is usually less than 15cms in height. It flowers from March.

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Field Wood-rush

Field Wood-rush is a rush that's shorter than many grasses, rarely taller than 15cms.

Field Wood-rush

Field Wood-rush forms dense clumps and can be found within grass paths.