AskDefine | Define woodrush

Luzula (Wood-rush) is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants the family Juncaceae, with a cosmopolitan distribution, the highest species diversity being in temperate Asia and Europe.
The species are perennial (rarely annual) plants growing 20-80 cm tall, with linear grass-like leaves.
Luzula species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Smoky Wainscot and case-bearers of the genus Coleophora including C. antennariella (feeds exclusively on L. pilosa), C. biforis (feeds exclusively on Luzula), C. glaucicolella, C. leucapennis (feeds exclusively on Luzula), C. otidipennella (feeds exclusively on Luzula) and C. sylvaticella (feeds exclusively on L. sylvatica).

Species

woodrush in Danish: Frytle
woodrush in German: Hainsimsen
woodrush in Esperanto: Luzulo
woodrush in French: Luzula
woodrush in Upper Sorbian: Alpska syćel
woodrush in Georgian: ისლურა
woodrush in Lithuanian: Kiškiagrikis
woodrush in Polish: Kosmatka
woodrush in Portuguese: Luzula
woodrush in Swedish: Frylen
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