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Great Woodrush

Luzula sylvatica

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Juncaceae (Rush)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Reddish-brown flowers on wide-spreading forked clusters.
Fruit:
A 3 valved capsule, containing 3 elongated seeds. The seeds have an appendage (a caruncle) which helps ants distribute them.
Leaves:
The bright green, simple, linear, flat, stiff, grass-like leaves are evergreen (overwintering). The leaf margins are covered in silvery hairs. The leaves are tussock-forming.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Other Names:
Great Wood Rush, Great Wood-rush, Greater Woodrush, Sharp-flowered Rush.
Habitats:
Heathland, moorland, mountains, waterside, woodland.