Luzula luzuloides

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeLuzulaLuzula luzuloides


This tufted, rhizomatous herb occurs as a garden escape in woods and other moist shady places, often by streams, but sometimes in open peaty places in upland areas. It is usually found on acidic soils. Generally lowland, but reaching 365 m at Garsdale Head (Westmorland), and exceptionally at 845 m on Great Dun Fell (Westmorland).



World Distribution

Native of C. Europe; naturalised further north, especially in the Nordic countries, and in N. America.

Atlas Change Index: 0.18

Distribution information

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PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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