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Southern Woodrush

Luzula forsteri

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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
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, roadsides, woodland.

Flower:
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Brown, 6 petals
 
Dark brown flowers in forked clusters. The stalks of the flowers are of unequal lengths. Similar in appearance to Hairy Woodrush (Luzula pilosa) but the flower stalks are more erect.
Fruit:
A yellowish-green, 3-parted nutlet, narrowing into a short beak at the end. The beaks of Hairy Woodrush taper more abruptly.
Leaves:
A tufted, grass-like perennial similar to Hairy Woodrush but with narrower leaves.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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