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Hairy Wood Rush

Hairy Wood RushLuzula saltuensis

The Hairy Wood-rush (Luzula saltuensis) prefers dry, wooded banks and is distinguished from the more common species by the one-flowered, hair like divisions of the umbel, by the more numerous long hairs on the leaves, and by the perianth which differs from that of the other in being shorter than its capsule.

The generic name of the Wood-rushes, Luzula, is said to have been derived from the Italian word for glow-worm, and probably referred to the shining seed-capsules.