Small Luzula species?

Submitted by Lori S. on

I've had this cute little clumping grass forever... bought from a vendor of alpines many years ago. It gets to 8" max in flower, and about the same around - a useful and rather attractive grass (IMO), small enough for the rock garden. It just occurred to me today, as I was photographing it, that I think it's a Luzula, from the hairy leaves and appearance of the flowers. Does anyone know which species it might be, or if not a Luzula, what it is? Many thanks in advance for clues to an old mystery.


Submitted by Hoy on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 00:31

Lori, it reminds me very much of our native Luzula campestris. I think the American version is called L multiflora.

Submitted by Lori S. on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 22:51

Thank you very much for the suggestions, Trond.  I'll look into those possibilities, and see if this mystery might finally be solved!

Yes, I just looked in Plant Travels and Excursions and noticed that  this has happened in several of my threads.  It looks like, if it is going to happen, it tends to happen in the first posting.