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Wood Rush
Luzula comosa
  
About Wood Rush (Luzula comosa) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Luzula comosa is a species of flowering plant in the rush family known by the common name Pacific woodrush. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California to Colorado, where it can be found in moist spots in forests and meadows and many other types of habitat. It is a perennial herb quite variable in appearance, often forming small, narrow grasslike tufts. The erect flower cluster is tipped with a series of clustered spikelike flowers. The dark brown perianth parts open to reveal 6 stamens tipped with large anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 14, 15*, 16*, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Meadows and open places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.8" - 154.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 5.91", Coldest Month: 22.4" - 53.8", Hottest Month: 43.7" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.20" - 24.31", Elevation: 3" - 11194"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Common Wood-rush, Hairy Wood Rush, Pacific Woodrush


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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