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Smooth Woodrush - Luzula hitchcockii
Other Names:  Luzula glabrata [misapplied]


Global Rank: G5T4T5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Sometimes long-rhizomatous. Stems erect to ascending, 10–30 cm. Leaves glabrate; blades 4–10 mm wide, often turning golden-brown with age. Inflorescence open with 1 or 2 flowers on tips of spreading branches. Flowers: purple to brown, 2.5–3.5 mm long; prophylls purplish. Capsules ovoid, 2.5–4 mm long with a beak 0.5 mm or more long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB, WA, OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 31

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Habitat
Moist meadows, open forest, often in late snowmelt sites; subalpine, rarely lower or higher (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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