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'''Common name:''' Wood rush group
 
[[File:LUCA_BenLegler_veg_2004.jpg|thumb|400px|By Ben Leger|]]
 
[[File:LUCA_BenLegler_veg_2004.jpg|thumb|400px|By Ben Leger|]]
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'''Abbreviation Code (Codon):''' LU spp
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==Description==
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Luzula spp have a spikelike, pan-like, or umbellate inflorescence. Perianth is greenish to brown or purplish-brown, and often scarious. They are generally shiny, have 6 stamens, their caps are one celled, 3 seeded and are generally attached by cottony fibers, sometimes with a caruncle. They are a "grasslike" perennial herb that has closed leaves that are flat blades, fringed with small hairs. <ref>Hitchcock and Cronquist "Flora of the Pacific Northwest"</ref> One native western "woodrush" species found in the south Puget Sound glacial outwash prairies is ''Luzula comosa''.
  
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==Bloom Period==
  
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==Distribution==
  
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==Habitat==
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Common. Meadows, open woodlands, coniferous forests <ref>http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange/I_treat_indexes.html  Mon May 7 14:59:43 2012</ref>
  
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==Uses==
  
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==Propagation==
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'''Seed''' Seed sample from:''' 2008
  
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'''Average Measurement:''' 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.9
  
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'''Measurement Range:''' L: 1.2 – 1.8, W: 0.8 – 1, D:0.8 – 1
  
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'''Features'''
  
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'''Shape:''' Seeds have prominent white caruncle. Seed mostly round except for a slightly pointed tapering at hilum and opposite apex.
  
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'''Color:''' Seed coat is white over a dark reddish brown seed body.
  
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'''Surface:''' On one side of seed there is a cloudy white line that crosses from hilum to opposite apex. Seed is lustrous and marked with many fine longitudinal lines.
  
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'''Latitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:Luzula lat.png]]
  
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'''Longitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:Luzula long.png]]
  
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==Referenecs==
  
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==Photo Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:LUCA_BenLegler_flw_2006 (2).jpg
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File:LUCA_MarionJaricsh_veg2.jpg
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File:LUCA BenLegler flw 2006.jpg
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</gallery>
  
  
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===Seed===
 
'''Seed sample from:''' 2008
 
  
'''Average Measurement:''' 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.9
 
  
'''Measurement Range:''' L: 1.2 – 1.8, W: 0.8 – 1, D:0.8 – 1
 
  
====Features====
 
  
'''Shape:''' Seeds have prominent white caruncle. Seed mostly round except for a slightly pointed tapering at hilum and opposite apex.
 
  
'''Color:''' Seed coat is white over a dark reddish brown seed body.
 
  
'''Surface:''' On one side of seed there is a cloudy white line that crosses from hilum to opposite apex. Seed is lustrous and marked with many fine longitudinal lines.
 
  
'''Latitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:Luzula lat.png]]
 
  
'''Longitudinal Cross Section:''' elliptical [[File:Luzula long.png]]
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<references/>
 
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<gallery>
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File:LUCA_BenLegler_flw_2006 (2).jpg
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File:LUCA_MarionJaricsh_veg2.jpg
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File:LUCA BenLegler flw 2006.jpg
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</gallery>
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Latest revision as of 09:49, 25 May 2012

Common name: Wood rush group

LUCA BenLegler veg 2004.jpg

Abbreviation Code (Codon): LU spp

Description

Luzula spp have a spikelike, pan-like, or umbellate inflorescence. Perianth is greenish to brown or purplish-brown, and often scarious. They are generally shiny, have 6 stamens, their caps are one celled, 3 seeded and are generally attached by cottony fibers, sometimes with a caruncle. They are a "grasslike" perennial herb that has closed leaves that are flat blades, fringed with small hairs. [1] One native western "woodrush" species found in the south Puget Sound glacial outwash prairies is Luzula comosa.

Bloom Period

Distribution

Habitat

Common. Meadows, open woodlands, coniferous forests [2]

Uses

Propagation

Seed Seed sample from: 2008

Average Measurement: 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.9

Measurement Range: L: 1.2 – 1.8, W: 0.8 – 1, D:0.8 – 1

Features

Shape: Seeds have prominent white caruncle. Seed mostly round except for a slightly pointed tapering at hilum and opposite apex.

Color: Seed coat is white over a dark reddish brown seed body.

Surface: On one side of seed there is a cloudy white line that crosses from hilum to opposite apex. Seed is lustrous and marked with many fine longitudinal lines.

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical Luzula lat.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical Luzula long.png

Referenecs

Photo Gallery









  1. Hitchcock and Cronquist "Flora of the Pacific Northwest"
  2. http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange/I_treat_indexes.html Mon May 7 14:59:43 2012