Field Woodrush / Luzula Campestris

      Mostly found in climates specific to the European or Asian regions, the Field Rush is the common name of Luzula Campestris, a representative genus of the Juncaceae family. The occurrence of the Field Woodrush depends on the area and on the richness of the soil, as it can be found in regions full of grass, or it can grow on lawns or even golf-courses.

      The reachable height of the Lazula Campestris is of 15 cm and it is known to bloom starting with the month of March lasting until June, or even more, in exceptional cases. The reproduction of the Field Woodrush can be made in two different ways, either through side shoots or by seeds. Both ways have the same chances of quick spreading and the appearance of this flower is quite normal on the fields or the pastures of the temperate climates of Europe and Asia. The flowers are produced in stemless clusters and can go up to 6 in number. The green leaves covering the plant give the impression of abundance and also, the plant is covered by long silky hairs, giving it a very soft and sensitive aspect. Although it usually occurs in less warm and temperate climates, the Field Woodrush is a delicate flower and very remarkable in appearance.

      Some of the names alternatively used for this flower are Good Friday Grass or Sweep’s Brush, but the most commonly used name still remains the Field Woodrush.

      Although beautiful when occurring in the wild, most farmers or gardeners are preoccupied with the uncontrolled growth of the Field Woodrush, as it can damage their lawns. Most of them tend to eradicate the specie, by recurring to systematic actions of destroying the plant.

      The Field Woodrush is known to absorb water and other soil resources that could be used to feed other plants as well. The cultivation of the Field Woodrush should be done in special reserved places, not to interfere with the growth of other plants you might want to have in your garden. The cultivation process is not dangerous, from the point of view of the quick spreading, just as long as it has your attention and control.

      If the cultivators recur to chemical measures to eradicate the Field Woodrush, they should take into consideration that at times, when the eradication process is complete, the respective patch might need reseeding and proper nurturing. These measures are usually successful, and the cultivation of the Field Woodrush is quite popular amongst farmers or florists.

      The Field Woodrush or the Luzula Campestris can also be found growing on the Northern American continent, the northern parts of the USA or even Canada, even though it originates from Europe and Asia. A miracle of vegetation, this flower has decorative purposes, as its medicinal purpose is yet being researched and documented.

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