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 Scientific name isPlantDescriptionStemDescriptionLeafDescriptionInflorescenceDescriptionFlowerDescriptionCapsuleDescriptionSeedDescription
Luzula arcuataLuzula arcuataStolons short to (rarely) 15 cmloosely cespitose, usually slightly arched, 15--30 cm, thinsheaths brownish purple, throats rounded, densely pilose; basal leaves flat, 8--15 cm x 3--5 mm, not reaching inflorescences, margins pubescent; cauline leaves 1--3, smaller than basal, not reaching inflorescencescorymbose, proximal branch longest; glomerules 8--15 (each with 3--5 flowers, sometimes reduced to 1--2 flowers), pedunculate, capitate or spicate; branches mostly arching in same direction (often branching at apex); proximal inflorescence bract bladeless; bracts and bracteoles brown, ciliatetepals light brown, (margins ± ciliate, apex acuminate, usually distinctly awned), 1.8--3 mm; anthers ± equaling filament length.brown, ellipsoid, shorter than tepals; (beak short)brown (with few hairs present), 1 mm, few hairs present; caruncle generally indistinct.
Luzula comosaLuzula comosaStolons absent.cespitose, 10--40 cm.sheath throats with long, soft, wavy hairs; basal leaves 5--15 cm x 3--7 mm, margins with long, soft, wavy hairs, apex callousumbellate or sessile glomerules, 5--15 x 5--7 mm; glomerules 1--6, spheric to nearly cylindric; branches straight, divergent by as much as 90°, 0.5--5 cm; proximal inflorescence bract conspicuous, shorter than to much longer than inflorescence; bracts clear, margins nearly entire to lacerate; bracteoles clear, margins ciliate, especially in distal half.tepals dark brown to pale with clear margins, 2--5 mm; outer whorl often longer than inner whorl; anthers much exceeding to shorter than filamentsgreenish to dark brown, spheric, equal to or much shorter than tepalsred-brown to brown, cylindric, 1--1.5 mm; caruncle 0.3--0.8 mm.
Luzula kjellmanianaLuzula kjellmanianaPerennial, densely tufted herb from short rhizomes; stems 5-20 cm tall, with brown baseFlat, sparsely fringed with fine hairs, 5-10 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, with swollen, callous-like tips, basal sheaths brownish to pale chestnut-brown.Inflorescence solitary, unstalked, of 1 to 3 clusters, each with 8 to 15 flowers, the basal clusters sometimes on short stalks;perianth segments dark brown, 1.5-2 mm long, lanceolate, pointed, the inner about the same length as the outer; stamens 6; anthers 0.3-0.6 mm long, about the same length as filaments; bractlets strongly fringed, usually longer than 1/2 the length of the perianth segments.Capsules, egg-shaped, longer than the perianth segmentsseeds ellipsoid, 0.9-1.1 mm long, with minute appendages.
Luzula multifloraLuzula multifloraCulms densely to loosely cespitose, 10--40 cmbasal leaves 3.5--12 cm x 2--6 mm; cauline leaves equaling or exceeding inflorescences.glomerules 3--16 (each with 8--16 flowers), 1--2 nearly sessile with others on evident peduncles, mostly cylindric; secondary branches sometimes present, usually straight, erect; proximal inflorescence bract barely as long as to exceeding inflorescence.tepals pale brown to chestnut brown to blackish with clear margins, 2--4 mm; outer and inner whorl ± equal, or outer whorl slightly longer (outer whorl pointed, inner whorl pointed or truncate-mucronate); anthers not more than 2 times filament length; stigmas 0.8--1.5 mm; styles not persistent in fruitpale to brown to black, globose, shorter than to ± equaling tepals1.1--1.7 mm; caruncles 0.2--0.6 mm.
Luzula parvifloraLuzula parvifloraStolons to 5 cm or absent.loosely cespitose, (20--)30--100 cm, base often reddish, often distinctly so at proximal internodessheath throat with long, soft hairs; basal leaf blade 12--17 cm x 5--10 mm, mostly glabrous; cauline leaves 3--6, dull yellowish or bluish to gray-green to shiny, bright green, 7--9 cm x 3--5 mm, apex acute to acuminateanthelate, few-to-many flowered, 4--20 x 4--12 cm; major branches spreading less than 90°, lax, often arching; proximal inflorescence bract inconspicuous to leaflike, to 5(--8) cm; bract margins entire to lacerate; bracteoles clear or brown, margins entire to lacerate.(1--)2--4, crowded or open; tepals pale brown to brown, broadly lanceolate, 1.8--2.5 mm, apex acute, not reflexed; anthers equaling to shorter than filaments; stigmas well exceeding stylestraw-colored to dark brown to blackish, spheric, less than 2.5 mm, equal to generally longer than tepals; beak absentbrown to brownish red or purple, ellipsoid, 1.1--1.5 mm
Luzula piperiLuzula piperiRhizomes horizontal, short. Culms densely cespitose, 10--30(--35) cm.densely cespitose, 10--30(--35) cm.basal blade green, 5--10 cm x 2--4 mm, firm, essentially glabrous; cauline leaves 2--3, 3--7 cm x 3--5 mmbranches spreading less than 90°, lax; proximal inflorescence bract leaflike, 0.8--1.5 cm; bracts and bracteoles brown, clear at apex, margins strongly ciliate.single or in clusters of 2--3; tepals dark brown, 1--2.5 mm, ± equal, apex acute, not reflexed; anthers ± equaling filament length; stigmas 5 times style lengthdark brown, ellipsoid, shorter than 2.5 mm, longer than tepals; beak absent.light yellow-brown, lanceolate, narrowed at ends, 1.2 mm
Luzula rufescensLuzula rufescensRhizomes absent. Stolons to 4 cm; scale leaves present; adventitious roots present. Culms loosely cespitose, 10--30 cm x 0.5--3.5 mm.loosely cespitose, 10--30 cm x 0.5--3.5 mm.sheaths reddish, throats pilose; blade sparsely pubescent; basal leaves 6--10 cm x 2--5 mm; cauline leaves 2--3, to 4(--6) cm x 1--2.5 mmsimple or rarely branching; proximal inflorescence bract to 1/2 length of inflorescence; bracts brown, apex truncate, glabrous; bracteoles ovate, 1/2 length of tepals; pedicels spreading, 1--4 cm.tepals brown, 1.6--2.5 mm, margins entire, clear; anthers 2 times filament length; stigmas 2 times style lengthstraw-colored, sometimes reddish, equal to or exceeding tepals; beak a mucro.dark brown to black, 1.4 mm; caruncle erect to slightly curved, 2/3 length of seed body
Luzula spicataLuzula spicataCulms densely cespitose, reddish, 3--33 cm, base thick, extending 1--8 cm into soilCulms densely cespitose, reddish, 3--33 cm, base thick, extending 1--8 cm into soilsheath throats densely hairy; basal leaves erect, channeled, linear, 2--15 cm x 1--4 mm, apex not callous; cauline leaves 2--3.panicles of dense, nodding, spikelike clusters (each 1--25 mm), often interrupted by 10--70 mm; proximal inflorescence bract conspicuous, generally exceeding inflorescence; bracts clear; bracteoles clear, margins ciliate, apex narrow, extendedtepals brown with clear margins or very pale throughout (outer whorl bristle-pointed), 2--2.5 mm; outer whorl longer than inner whorl; anthers ± equaling filamentspale to dark brown or blackish, round (apex ± acute), generally shorter than tepals, apex ± acutebrown, cylindric-ovoid, body 1--1.2 mm; caruncle 0.2 mm
Luzula wahlenbergiiLuzula wahlenbergiiRhizomes short. Culms cespitose, 15--30(--35) cmCulms cespitose, 15--30(--35) cmsheath throat acutely angled, pilose; basal leaf blade 5--10 cm x 3--8 mm, apex short acuminate, mostly glabrous; cauline leaves (1--)2--4, 3--5 cm x 2--4 mm.anthelate, few flowered; main branches generally 2--4, spreading less than 90°, lax, usually arching; proximal inflorescence bract 1 cm or less; bracts and bracteoles brown; margins with long curly cilia.solitary on short pedicels; tepals dark purplish brown (margins finely lacerate toward apex), 2--2.5 mm, margins finely lacerate toward apex, apex acute, not reflexed; anthers ± equaling filament length; stigmas 2 times style lengthdark brown, less than 2.5 mm, slightly longer than tepals; beak absentdark reddish brown, cylindric, 1.2--1.6 mm; caruncle essentially absent