Small Luzula species?

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Lori S.
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Small Luzula species?

I've had this cute little clumping grass forever... bought from a vendor of alpines many years ago. It gets to 8" max in flower, and about the same around - a useful and rather attractive grass (IMO), small enough for the rock garden. It just occurred to me today, as I was photographing it, that I think it's a Luzula, from the hairy leaves and appearance of the flowers. Does anyone know which species it might be, or if not a Luzula, what it is? Many thanks in advance for clues to an old mystery.

Hoy
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Lori, it reminds me very much of our native Luzula campestris. I think the American version is called L multiflora.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Thank you very much for the suggestions, Trond.  I'll look into those possibilities, and see if this mystery might finally be solved!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

David L
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Luzula congesta or Luzula banksiana var acra

David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula

Lori S.
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Thanks, David!  I'll check out those species.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Lori, I see that is yet another topic that lost the photos in the the forum migration.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Yes, I just looked in Plant Travels and Excursions and noticed that  this has happened in several of my threads.  It looks like, if it is going to happen, it tends to happen in the first posting. 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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