(Small-flower Woodrush)


Luzula parviflora, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5820


Luzula parviflora, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5828


Luzula parviflora, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5824

Scientific Name Luzula parviflora USDA PLANTS Symbol LUPA4
Common Name Small-flower Woodrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 39347
Family Juncaceae (Rush) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6700 to 12000 ft.); moist areas forests and stream and lake margins.
Plant: Loosely-tufted perennial, 12 to 40 inches tall; erect, smooth culms are unbranched and often reddish at the base and lower internodes; short horizontal stems (stolons).
Foliage: Basal leaf blade 4.7 to 6.7 inches long and 0.2 to 0.4 inch wide and mostly smooth; a few to several stem leaves 2.8 to 3.5 inches long and 0.1 to 0.2 inches wide.
Inflorescence: Loose branching paniculate clusters at the tip of the stem, the branches and stalks arching to drooping; single flowers at branch tips about 1/4-inch across with 6 tepals that are lanceolate to narrowly triangular, tapering to a pointed tip.
Bloom period: June to September.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Minnesota Wildflowers and SEINet.
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