Luzula campestris

(Linnaeus) de Candolle

in J. Lamarck and A. P. de Candolle, Fl. France, ed. 3 3: 161. 1805.

Basionym: Juncus campestris Linnaeus Sp. Pl. I 1: 329. 1753
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Rhizomes conspicuous. Stolons short, slender. Culms not cespitose, decumbent, 10–20 cm. Leaves: basal leaves few, 2.5–15 cm × 4 mm, apex callous, pilose. Inflorescences racemose; glomerules 2–6, central glomerules sessile or all congested, not cylindric; peduncles straight, divergent as much as 90°, to 3 cm; proximal inflorescence bract dark, often purplish, leaflike. Flowers: tepals dark reddish, shining, with wide clear margins and apex, (apex acuminate, midrib extending as awned tip), 3–3.5 mm; outer and inner whorls equal; anthers ca. 2–6 times filament length; stigmas ± equal to style. Capsules brown, shining, (usually lighter than tepals), conspicuously shorter than to nearly equal to tepals; (beak obvious). Seeds reddish, globose, 1–1.3 mm; caruncle to 1/2 seed length. 2n = 12.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting summer.
Habitat: Sunny clearingsHabitat??
Elevation: 500–900 melevation??


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Introduced; Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.).


Luzula campestris may occur rarely elsewhere in Canada and the United States in lawns and cleared places (collected in Massachusetts in the 1920s). A common European species, the name is used in our floras for almost every species of the "multiflora–campestris" complex.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Janice Coffey Swab +
(Linnaeus) de Candolle +
Juncus campestris +
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.). +
500–900 melevation?? +
Sunny clearingsHabitat?? +
Flowering and fruiting summer. +
in J. Lamarck and A. P. de Candolle, Fl. France, ed. 3 +
Weedy +  and Introduced +
Luzula sect. Gymnodes +  and Luzula subg. Gymnodes +
Luzula campestris +
Luzula subg. Luzula +
species +