Luzula parviflora (Ehrh.) Desv.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Luzula parviflora (Ehrh.) Desv.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems ± clustered on short rhizomes, 3–9 dm; lvs glabrous at maturity, basal and cauline (the cauline often 4 or more), the blade 4–20 cm × 5–13 mm, gradually tapering to a firm, slender tip; infl 5–12 cm, decompound, with loosely spreading filiform branches, the fls terminal, solitary or seldom paired; bracts entire to slightly lacerate; tep pale brown, almost translucent and virtually nerveless, 1.7–2.5 mm, lance-ovate, acute or mucronulate; anthers from a little shorter to a little longer than the filaments; fr dark-brown to purple-brown or blackish-brown, 2–2.7 mm, mucronulate, surpassing the tep; seeds ellipsoid, 1.1–1.4 mm, remaining attached to the placenta by a tuft of long hairs; 2n=24. Moist or wet, wooded or open, often rocky places; circumboreal, s. to the mts. of N. Engl. and N.Y., Isle Royale in Mich., n. Minn., and the w. cordillera. Our plants are var. melanocarpa (Michx.) Buchenau.