Luzula subcongesta

(S. Watson) Jepson

Flora of California 1: 258, fig. 45. 1921.

Basionym: Luzula spadicea var. subcongesta S. Watson Bot. California 2: 202. 1880
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Rhizomes horizontal, stout. Culms 15–48 cm. Leaves: basal leaf sheaths bluish green; basal leaves bluish green, abruptly tapered, less than 19 cm × 3–5 mm, apex long. Inflorescences with glomerules crowded at ends of uneven peduncles; glomerules each with 3–12 flowers, central glomerules sessile or nearly sessile; peduncles arching in all directions; proximal inflorescence bract inconspicuous, 2–3 cm; bracteoles clear, margins ciliate. Flowers: tepals pale to dark brown (apex acute), 1.5–2 mm, apex acute; anthers ± equaling filament length. Capsules pale to dark brown-purple, shorter than tepals; (beak short). Seeds brown, oblong-ovoid, 1.1–1.2 mm; caruncle absent. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting summer.
Habitat: Alpine to subalpine moist or wet places
Elevation: 2000–3500 m


Luzula subcongesta has bluish green basal leaves, tapered abruptly to the long apex.

Lower Taxa

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Janice Coffey Swab +
(S. Watson) Jepson +
Luzula spadicea var. subcongesta +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
2000–3500 m +
Alpine to subalpine moist or wet places +
Flowering and fruiting summer. +
Flora of California +
ahti1971a +, ahti1986a +, boivin19672a +, harriman1976a +, holmen1953a +, j1958a +, l1966a +, lindquist1932a +, murray1987a +, nordenski1951a +  and packher1964a +
Luzula sect. Gymnodes +  and Luzula subg. Gymnodes +
Luzula subcongesta +
Luzula subg. Luzula +
species +