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.

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

UK Map