is a rush
commonly known as Field Wood-rush
, Good Friday Grass
or Sweep's Brush
. It is a very common plant throughout temperate Europe
. It is found on all types of grassland including lawns, golf-courses and fields. It is relatively short, between 5 cm and 15 cm tall. It spreads via short stolons
and also via seed produced in one stemless cluster of flowers together with three to six stemmed clusters of flowers. It flowers between March and June in the northern temperate zone (September to December in the southern hemisphere) and can be a peristent weed
of decorative grassland. The chromosome
number is 12, 24 or 36.
The closely related Luzula multiflora, native in much of North America, is treated as a variety of Luzula campestris by many botanists, though the Flora of North America treats it as distinct. Other very similar species occur in Malaysia and New Zealand.