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Perennial herb from long, creeping rhizomes and stolons; stems 5-25 cm tall.
Flat, fringed with fine hairs, 2-5 cm long, 2-3.5 mm wide, gradually tapering to the tips; sheaths green.
Inflorescence dense, with 2 to 7 clusters on stiff stalks, each cluster with 3 to 10 flowers, without remote basal flowers; perianth segments green to dark brown or chestnut-brown, 2.5-4.5 mm long, egg-shaped, pointed or short-awned, the inner about the same length as the outer; stamens 6; anthers 1.2-1.8 mm long, much longer than the filaments; bractlets scarcely fringed with fine to coarse hairs, shorter than the flowers and 1/2 the length of the perianth segments; lower bract leaflike, well developed, shorter than the inflorescence.
Capsules, egg-shaped, blunt, about the same length as the perianth segments; seeds rounded, slightly elongated, 0.9-1.2 mm long, with basal appendages.
The name "L. campestris" has been applied to a number of members of Luzula section Luzula. When applied in a strict sense, it corresponds to the taxon that has long rhizomes and stolons.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia