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Hairy Woodrush

Luzula pilosa

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Poales
Family:
Juncaceae (Rush)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Hedgerows, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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Brown, 6 petals
 
The dark brown flowers grow solitary in forked clusters, each being on a stalk of its own, whereas Field Woodrush flowers are clumped together and not stalked. The length of the flowers stalks are very variable.
Fruit:
A 3-sided, yellow-green, ovate fruit capsule, containing 3 or more seeds.
Leaves:
Grass-like hairy leaves after which the plant is named. The hairs are soft and silvery. The leaves are arranged in a basal rosette and are clump-forming. Up to 10cm in length.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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