Plant ID forum: Maybe grass

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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
May 8, 2014 4:14 PM CST
This is coming up in my moss. The blades are only 3" tall and it is flowering now in May. It looks to be a miniature grass. Can anyone help me out with an ID?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 8, 2014 5:21 PM CST
It looks very much like a 'weed' I have, which also grows in poor areas with moss. Luzula campestris ..

http://www.thewildflowersociet...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

Check which species you have for your location, there's photos at the bottom of the page.

http://luirig.altervista.org/f...
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 8, 2014 5:45 PM CST
I agree, it does look like Luzula campestris which is found in some of the northern U.S. states: https://plants.usda.gov/core/p...

More images for comparison:

http://www.lawnsciencesouthman...

http://www.plant-identificatio...

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/s...

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 8, 2014 5:47 PM CST
Luzula multiflora ssp. multiflora looks good ..

http://science.halleyhosting.c...

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 8, 2014 5:57 PM CST
I checked other species in PA, this seems to be the only one it could be. There's no entries here:

Common woodrush (Luzula multiflora subsp. multiflora)
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
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treehugger
May 8, 2014 6:16 PM CST
You are so right. Thanks for the help ♥
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 8, 2014 6:40 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

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