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Luzula multiflora, the common woodrush[2] or heath wood-rush,[3] is a species of flowering plant in the rush family.

Luzula multiflora
Luzula multiflora - Berlin Botanical Garden - IMG 8554.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Luzula
L. multiflora
Binomial name
Luzula multiflora
  • Juncus campestris var. multiflorus Ehrh. (basionym)
  • Juncus multiflorus (Ehrh.) Ehrh.

It is native to Europe, eastern Asia, northern Africa, northern North America, including Canada, and in northern regions of the United States.[1]

Flowers beginning to open, with stigmas protruding but tepals not yet open, in May near Gniewino, Poland.

It grows 10 to 40 cm (4 to 16 in) tall with basal leaves 3.5 to 12 cm (1 38 to 4 34 in) long and 2 to 6 mm (0.08 to 0.24 in) wide. The flowers have six brown to black tepals 2 to 4 mm (0.08 to 0.16 in) long.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Luzula multiflora". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ "Luzula multiflora". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ Swab, Janice Coffey (2000). "Luzula multiflora". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 22. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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