Luzula modesta

Southern Woodrush

Perennial herb spreading by underground stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 30 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesFirm, flat to slightly channelled leaves to 15 cm x 3-7 mm, margins thickened and slightly hairy. Floral bracts below flowerhead leaf-like, broad, erect.
  • Flower colourPale to mid-brown
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersTerminal flowerhead of several dense stalkless clusters. Flowers to 3 mm long. Capsules light brown, just smaller or larger than flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWet soils in subalpine heathland just within the Shire's boundary. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useSmall spreading herb for cool, moist gardens.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known only from a specific area. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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