Luzula
woodrush
14 species
6 subspecies and varieties
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Luzula arcuatacurved woodrush
Distribution: Alaska, British Columbia, and Mt. Rainier, Washington.
Habitat: Rocky or gravelly soil, usually on moraines or above timberline.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - August
ssp. unalaschcensis – curved woodrush
Luzula campestrisfield woodrush
Origin: Introduced
ssp. campestris – field woodrush
Luzula cascadensisCascades woodrush
Origin: Native
Luzula comosa
Distribution: Uncommon west of the Cascades, British Columbia to California
Habitat: Gravelly prairies to moist, shaded areas in the lowlands
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - July
var. comosa – pale woodrush
var. laxa – Pacific woodrush
Luzula forsterisouthern woodrush
Origin: Introduced
ssp. forsteri – southern woodrush
Luzula hitchcockiiHitchcock's woodrush, smooth woodrush
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia south to Crater Lake and the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, east to Alberta, Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Montane forests to alpine slopes, ridges and meadows.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Luzula macranthalarge-anthered woodrush, prairie woodrush
Origin: Native
Luzula multifloracommon woodrush
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to Oregon, east to Alberta and western Montana; also in northeastern United States.
Habitat: Fields, meadows, open woods and clearings, at low to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Luzula niveasnowy woodrush
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Luzula parviflorasmall flowered woodrush
Distribution: Alaska to Newfoundland, south to southern California and New York.
Habitat: Moist to fairly dry areas, coastal rain forest to alpine slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - August
Luzula piperiPiper's woodrush
Origin: Native
Luzula spicataspiked woodrush
Origin: Native
ssp. spicata – spiked woodrush
Luzula subsessilisshort-stalked wood-rush
Origin: Native
Luzula sylvaticagreat woodrush
Origin: Introduced