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Luzula arcuata

Luzula arcuata (Wahlenb.) Sw.

Curved Wood Rush, Curved Wood-rush, Curved Woodrush

Juncaceae (Rush family)


USDA Symbol: LUAR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.


USA: AK , MT , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC , NT , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Rocky to gravelly snow patches on mountains, dry to mesic meadows, and bare soil in heaths.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-04
Research By: CBR

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