Taxon  Report   5227    
Luzula spicata  (L.) DC.
Spiked wood rush,  Spiked woodrush
Luzula spicata
© 2009 Steve Matson
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Luzula spicata
© 2010 Steve Matson
Luzula spicata
© 2009 Steve Matson
Luzula spicata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Luzula spicata
© 2015 Steve Matson
Genus: Luzula
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Juncoides spicatum
ICPN + PLANTS: Luzula spicata ssp. saximontana
ICPN: Luzula spicata var. nova
More information about  Luzula spicata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).