Luzula multiflora (Retz.) Lej.

  • 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 multiflora (Retz.) Lej.

  • Description

    Species Description - Densely cespitose, 2–4(–5) dm; basal lvs several; cauline lvs 2 or 3, flat except toward the slender, callous-pointed tip, 2–6 mm wide; infl of 1(–3) subsessile and (3–)5–10(–16) pedunculate, ovoid to short-cylindric glomerules, the peduncles strongly ascending, ± smooth, sometimes branched; fls 7–15 per cluster; tep lanceolate, pale or brownish to dark brown, the outer 2.5–3.5 mm, equaling or a little longer than the inner; anthers 0.8–1.5 mm, 1–2.5 times as long as the filaments; style 0.4–0.7 mm, a little shorter than the ovary; fr shorter than the tep; seed-body ovoid to broadly elliptic, 0.9–1.2 × 0.6–0.9 mm, with an evident caruncle 0.3–0.4 mm; 2n=(24) 36. In wooded or open (often disturbed) places; widespread and apparently native in most o four range, s. to Del., Ind., and Mo.; also in Eurasia. (L. campestris var. m.)