Snow-white wood-rush,

(Luzula nivea)



Luzula nivea, commonly known as snow-white wood-rush, snowy wood-rush and lesser wood-rush, is a species of perennial plant in Juncaceae family. Luzula nivea is 45–85 centimetres (18–33 in) in length. Its basal leaves are 20–30 centimetres (7.9–11.8 in) long and 3–4 millimetres (0.12–0.16 in) wide. Its lower bract is 10–12 centimetres (3.9–4.7 in) long. Its anthers are 1.8–2.2 millimetres (0.071–0.087 in) long and are brownish coloured, while its filaments are 1.5–1.9 millimetres (0.059–0.075 in) long with a 2.2–2.6 millimetres (0.087–0.102 in) style. The species stigmas are 1.0–1.3 millimetres (0.039–0.051 in) long. Luzula nivea is cultivated as an ornamental grass, for planting in gardens. In some climates it can escape from gardens to become an invasive species.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
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