Luzula multiflora

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeLuzulaLuzula multiflora

Ecology

An early-flowering tufted but shortly rhizomatous herb of various grassy habitats, preferring more acidic soils and more shaded places than L. campestris. It occurs on heaths and moors and in the drier parts of bogs, in meadows and other grassy places, and in open woods and wood margins. 0-1020 m (Breadalbanes, Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Wide-boreal element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Acid grassland (includes non-calcareous sandy grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1148

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2451

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 834

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 7

Atlas Change Index: 0.28

Weighted Changed Factor: -8

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

16

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002247