Taxon  Report   5223 
Luzula comosa  E. Meyer
Common wood rush,  Hairy wood rush, Pacific woodrush, Wood rush
Luzula comosa
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Luzula comosa
© 2004 Steve Matson
Luzula comosa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Luzula comosa, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Luzula comosa
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Luzula
Subspecies and Varieties:
Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Luzula campestris var. macrantha
PLANTS: Luzula comosa var. macrantha
PLANTS: Luzula comosa var. subsessilis
PLANTS: Luzula multiflora ssp. comosa
PLANTS: Luzula multiflora var. comosa
TJM2: Luzula campestris var. comosa
More information about  Luzula comosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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