West Highland Flora

Field Woodrush


Luzula campestris

 

Luzula campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Apr 2003 Portree, Skye
Leaf c 4 cm long

Common in short grass including lawns

Tepals c 3-3.5 mm.  Fruit c 2.5-3 mm.  Leaves c 2-4 mm wide.  Stem typically 5-15 cm high.

ID: Inflorescence has one unstalked head and 2-8 stalked ones, each with about 4-12 flowers.  Anthers much longer than their filaments (in L Multiflora the anthers are only equal to the filaments).

Other features:  Abundant in April-May in grazed or mown turf, but very inconspicuous later in the year.  Not tufted but forms small patches.

 

Luzula campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
23 May 2004 Suardal, Skye
Picture c 10 mm wide

  Luzula campestris

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Apr 2004 Portree, Skye
Picture c 16 mm wide


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