Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
COMMON WOOD RUSH
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.