Heath Wood-rush - Luzula multiflora


    Similar to Field Woodrush but taller (20 to 40 cm), and with more (up to 10) ovoid flower heads on stiffly erect stem, and the typical hairy leaves.. There are two sub species, namely congesta and multiflora. Habitats and flowering times are the same for both sub species.

    Identification difficulty

    Heaths, woodland glades and moors, mainly on acid or peaty soils.

    When to see it

    Flowering April to July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 34 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map