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Spiked Woodrush - Luzula spicata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stems erect, 3–30 cm. Leaves sparsely hairy; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence a nodding, solitary, terminal, cylindric, often compound spike 5–25 mm long with numerous flowers. Flowers: tepals purplish to brown, mucronate, 2–3 mm long; prophylls whitish, tangled-ciliate. Capsules globose, ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, UT and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Grasslands, meadows, open forest, talus, rock ledges, turf; montane to alpine, more common higher (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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