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Heath Woodrush
Luzula multiflora agg.
Giúnach caoráin
Family: Juncaceae

Flowering May-June. Perennial. Native.
Widespread on heaths, bog edges, moors. Grows on more acidic ground than Field Woodrush, Luzula campestris

Three subspecies occur:
Luzula multiflora ssp. multiflora (Illustrated)
3-10 stalked flowerheads, flowers with filaments nearly as long as anthers. Tepals reddish-brown or dark-brown. Seeds longer than wide. Densely tufted growth habit, usually without rhizomes.

Luzula multiflora ssp. congesta
Luzula multiflora ssp. hibernica


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