Luzula campestris (L.) DC.

First published in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck & A.P.de Candolle, Fl. Franç., éd. 3, 3: 161 (1805)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Europe to NW. Africa. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Juncaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial up to 60 cm. high; stolons sometimes present.
Morphology Leaves Cataphylls
Cataphylls present.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 30 cm. long and 6 mm. wide; basal leaves with blunt hardened tips; cauline leaves with acute tips, or blunt and hardened; margins hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle leafy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence taller than the leaves, compound, branched; flowers in capitula; lower bracts leaf-like, margins hairy; upper bracts scarious, usually not much laciniate; each flower subtended by a bract and 2 bracteoles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, pale buff to blackish-purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± ovoid, mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.2–2.5 mm. long, tailed.
[FTEA]

Common Names

English
Field Wood Rush

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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