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Luzula acuminata

Luzula acuminata Raf.

hairy woodrush

Luzula acuminata (Hairy Woodrush)
Image ID: 20286
Image by: Peterson, Jennifer
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: LUAC
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Luzula acuminata
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-09-18

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: LUZUL
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Luzula
GENUS AUTHORITY: DC.
GENUS COMMON: Woodrush
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 75-115 species, cosmopolitan.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Coffey Swab in FNA (2000); Kirschner et al. (2002a)=Z; Balslev in Kubitzki (1998b). Key adapted in part from Coffey Swab in FNA (2000), C, and F.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: JUNCAC
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Juncaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Rush Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 8 genera and 350-440 species, herbs (and a few shrubs), largely of temperate regions of the Old and New World.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Brooks & Clemants in FNA (2000); Balslev in Kubitzki (1998b); Drbkov et al. (2003).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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FLOWERS:
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: up to 1 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

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FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: Feb-Aug
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x x x x x x

BLOOM COLOR: Foliage plant
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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DISTRIBUTION
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NATIVE RANGE: eastern North America

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Hairy Woodrush is a grass-like southeastern native perennial that adapts well to the conditions of the average shade garden. It makes an unusual clumping groundcover with wonderful tiny blooms in early spring. The genus name Luzula was derived from the Latin word “luciola,” meaning glow-worm, because of the history of this species in making lamp-wicks. This species is found growing in woods and on bluffs, primarily in the mountain and piedmont. Hairy Woodrush is tolerant of dry shade but requires well drained soil. It is not often offered for sale.

Bloom Table Text: Hairy Woodrush is a grass-like southeastern native perennial that adapts well to the conditions of the average shade garden. It makes an unusual clumping groundcover with wonderful tiny blooms in early spring. The genus name Luzula was derived from the Latin word “luciola,” meaning glow-worm, because of the history of this species in making lamp-wicks. This species is found growing in woods and on bluffs, primarily in the mountain and piedmont. Hairy Woodrush is tolerant of dry shade but requires well drained soil.

NCBG Location: Herb Garden, Piedmont Habitat, Totten Center Landscape

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
53 2018-0200 2018-12-21 56 View
263 2011-0105 2011-05-05 268 View
2754 1987-0241 View
5032 1995-0151 View
5153 1995-0272 View
6183 1995-1315 View
8515 2006-0080 2006-02-24 View
8798 2007-0068 2007-03-13 View
8845 2007-0155 2007-06-20 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
56 HORT 2010-04-20 Poythress View
268 HORT 2010-04-20 Poythress View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
70 53 15 Liloia 2018-04-02 View
634 263 111 NCBG staff 2011-04-07 View
635 263 24 NCBG staff 2011-10-27 View
636 263 25 NCBG staff 2011-10-27 View
637 263 15 Liloia 2012-06-19 View
4583 2754 8 NCBG staff 1981-11-14 View
4584 2754 8 NCBG staff 1981-11-14 View
7451 5032 202 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
7579 5153 203 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8838 6183 2 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
11722 8515 187 Liloia 2006-02-21 View
11723 8515 136 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12050 8798 66 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12051 8798 66 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12052 8798 71 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12087 8845 72 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12088 8845 75 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12251 263 12 NCBG staff 2011-10-10 View
12679 0 16 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12712 53 12 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12866 53 25 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: LUAC
USDA Common Name: Hairy Woodrush
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (AB, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK), FRA (SPM)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FAC FAC FACU FACU FAC

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

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Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Juncaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Rush Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 8 genera and 350-440 species, herbs (and a few shrubs), largely of temperate regions of the Old and New World.
REFERENCE: Brooks & Clemants in FNA (2000); Balslev in Kubitzki (1998b); Drbkov et al. (2003).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Luzula DC. (Woodrush)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 75-115 species, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Coffey Swab in FNA (2000); Kirschner et al. (2002a)=Z; Balslev in Kubitzki (1998b). Key adapted in part from Coffey Swab in FNA (2000), C, and F.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Luzula acuminata in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Luzula acuminata in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Luzula acuminata in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Luzula acuminata in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Luzula acuminata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Luzula acuminata

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 20286
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 20286

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