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Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata

Luzula acuminata Raf. ssp. acuminata

Hairy Woodrush

Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Synonym(s): Juncoides saltuense, Luzula acuminata var. acuminata, Luzula carolinae var. saltuensis, Luzula pilosa, Luzula pilosa var. saltuensis, Luzula saltuensis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

A member of the family Juncaceae which includes herbs, rarely shrubs, with mostly grass-like leaves, usually in a basal tuft, and small greenish or brownish flower in dense spikes or heads or sometimes in loose clusters or even solitary.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


USA: AR , CT , DE , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Open woods, meadows, and hillsides; 0-1625.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata


Record Modified: 2011-08-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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