May. 27, 2020

common wood rush, Luzula multiflora

Common wood rush has a bit of a troubled past. It's picked up some aliases, Luzula campestris, L. frigida, L. intermedia, L. kobayasii, L. sudetica, or L. echinata. This particular specimen happened to be right in a ray of sunshine, making a irresistible shot even without petals and color. Those fuzzy pistils will do just fine. Common wood rush grows in AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, in all provinces, and on GL and SPM. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 5/25/20. Rush family, Juncaceae.