Calflora
Taxon  Report   11814    
Luzula piperi  (Coville) M. E. Jones
Piper's woodrush
Luzula piperi
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Luzula piperi, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Luzula piperi
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Family: JUNCACEAE  
Genus: Luzula
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Juncoides piperi
ICPN + PLANTS: Luzula wahlenbergii ssp. piperi
More information about  Luzula piperi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LUPI2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Luzula:  possibly from the Italian lucciola, "firefly or glowworm," from the shining inflorescence (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

piperi:  named after Charles Vancouver Piper (1867-1926), an agronomist with the US Department of Agriculture and an expert on Pacific Northwest flora. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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