Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Luzula multiflora (Ehrh.) Lej.
Common name(s): common woodrush, common wood-rush, woodrush, heath woodrush
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– one of two genera of rushes in ME; Luzula is hairy, the other (Juncus) is not
– leaves often reddish in response to stressful conditions
-leaf blade width is 2-6mm
– in so. New England, may be confused with L. bulbosa or L. echinata; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage
Go Botany. “Luzula Multiflora (Ehrh.) Lej.” Luzula Multiflora (Common Wood Rush): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/luzula/multiflora/.
Eric T. Doucette, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA (updated Feb 2018)