Saturday, January 5, 2013

Green in Winter: Hairy Wood Rush

 Luzula acuminata is an uncommon plant in the Midwest. Look for it right at the summit of steep bluffs in old, undisturbed forests. The leaves often have a bronze colored tint, even during the growing season. New leaves are quite hairy along the margins but most of the hairs fall away by winter. Photographed at the summit of a high, steep bank overlooking the Galien River in Berrien County, Michigan.

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