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Luzula campestris (field woodrush)

Synonyms: Cyperella campestris; Gymnodes campestris; Juncodes campestris; Juncus campestris; Luciola campestris; Luzula campestris f. collina; Luzula campestris f. hornemannii; Luzula campestris luteola; Luzula campestris subsp. iberica; Luzula campestris subsp. longistyla; Luzula campestris subsp. nevadensis; Luzula campestris subsp. vulgaris; Luzula campestris var. collina; Luzula campestris var. elata; Luzula campestris var. erectiuscula; Luzula campestris var. insularis; Luzula campestris var. luteola; Luzula campestris var. major; Luzula campestris var. minor; Luzula campestris var. pseudonemorosa; Luzula campestris var. pumila; Luzula campestris var. rectirama; Luzula campestris var. terana; Luzula campestris var. vulgaris; Luzula campestris var. welwitschii; Luzula campestroides; Luzula chabertii; Luzula insularis; Luzula subpilosa; Luzula vulgaris

Wikipedia Abstract

Luzula campestris, commonly known as field wood-rush, Good Friday grass or sweep's brush is a flowering plant in the rush family Juncaceae. It is a very common plant throughout temperate Europe extending to the Caucasus. This species of Luzula is found on all types of native grasslands, and cultivated areas such as lawns, golf-course greens and fields.
View Wikipedia Record: Luzula campestris


Invasive Species

Lygodium japonicum is a vine-like fern with a highly developed ability to climb herbs, shurbs and trees. Its invasiveness arises from its ability to climb to heights of 30m and can smother vegetation by forming dense mats which displace native species, alters fire ecology and impacts rare, threatened and endangered species.
View ISSG Record: Luzula campestris


Height [2]  6 inches (.15 m)
Light Preference [3]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [3]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [3]  Infertile
Soil Moisture [3]  Mostly Dry
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Grass

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Ben Wyvis 13313 Scotland, United Kingdom
Berchtesgaden Alps National Park II 51433 Germany
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Bialowieza National Park II 11126 Poland
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Silver Flowe, and Merrick Kells Biosphere Reserve 8794 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 144772 Ukraine  
Catoctin Mountain Park National Park II 5994 Maryland, United States
Chickamauga & Chattanooga Nat'l Military Park National Military Park V 8248 Georgia, Tennessee, United States
Coram Biosphere Reserve 7460 Montana, United States
Crater Lake National Park II 180091 Oregon, United States
Craven Limestone Complex 13166 England, United Kingdom
Cwm Cadlan 207 Wales, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dam Wood 47 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Ib 591068 Alaska, United States
Glen Coe 7329 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Halkyn Mountain/ Mynydd Helygain 1508 Wales, United Kingdom
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Rum National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Kirkkonummen saaristo (SPA) 35173 Finland  
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Ladder Hills 10769 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Morven and Mullachdubh 2265 Scotland, United Kingdom
Mt. Field National Park II 39289 Tasmania, Australia
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Dales Meadows 1228 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Vosges du Nord Biosphere Reserve 301469 France  
River Tweed 9380 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 239938 Colorado, United States
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Schaalsee   Germany      
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tammisaaren ja Hangon saariston ja Pohjanpitäjänlahden merensuojelualue 130052 Finland  
Taynish National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Tingon 1407 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods 829 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Zhuvintas Zapovednik 18223 Lithuania  



Agramma laeta <Unverified Name>[4]
Coleophora alticolella[4]
Coleophora biforis[5]
Coleophora murinipennella[4]
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella[5]
Luzulaspis luzulae (woodrush soft scale)[6]
Macrochilo cribrumalis <Unverified Name>[4]
Mythimna impura <Unverified Name>[4]
Mythimna turca (Double Line)[4]
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)[4]
Platycheirus albimanus <Unverified Name>[7]
Rhopalosiphum luzulellum <Unverified Name>[4]


Pollinated by 
Platycheirus albimanus <Unverified Name>[7]


Parasitized by 
Bauerago vuyckii[8]
Puccinia obscura[8]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
3ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Ecology of Commanster
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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