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Dwarf woodrush

Status: At risk – declining

Luzula celata. Photo: C Woolmore.

Luzula celata, Department of Conservation. Photo: C Woolmore.

Braided river status 

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Recent observations

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Description 

The endemic (native to New Zealand) dwarf woodrush (Luzula celata) is an inconspicuous, creeping woodrush, forming grey-green to brownish cushion-like tufts, usually less than 4cm diameter. Sometime half buried in sand, so that only leaf tips and flowers are visible. Leaves are 1-3cm long with pointed tips and margins clad in long, thickly clustered, soft white hairs. Flowering stems are shorter than the leaves. The dwarf woodrush in the photo is the orange-brown plant.

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