Luzula multiflora (Ehrh.) Lej.
Common Name: COMMON WOOD RUSH
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

In forests, sometimes with L. acuminata, but of greater ecological amplitude than the latter; also in swamps, moist grassy areas, and open ground.

Luzula echinata is known from southern Ontario and northern Indiana and could occur in southernmost Michigan. It is very much like L. multiflora, but differs in its consistently spreading (and even a bit flexuous) lower inflorescence branches and often ± hemispheric (not short-cylindric or conic) heads. The rather similar Luzula bulbosa, with whitish bulbils at the base of the stems also occurs close to Michigan in northern Indiana and may be sought in southwestern Michigan.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clare County
Clinton County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1526.