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Luzula spicata
spiked woodrush

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, east across northern Canada to northeastern North America; also in Eurasia.

Habitat: Subalpine to alpine slopes, moraines, and stream banks.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Luzula spicata (L.) DC.
Publication: Fl. France, ed. 3. 1: 161. 1805.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Juncus spicatus L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Luzula spicata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Luzula spicata checklist entry

OregonFlora: Luzula spicata information

E-Flora BC: Luzula spicata atlas page

CalPhotos: Luzula spicata photos

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