[Woodrushes of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush

Luzula macrantha

Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha

Close-up of the flower of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

A close-up of the flower of prairie woodrush as seen at Catherine Creek in the Columbia River Gorge.........April 9, 2009. Note the dark tepals and long style, short filaments and very long anthers, all distinct characteristics of this species.

Spike of flowers of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Flowers of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Inflorescence of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

Three close-ups of the flowers and inflorescence of prairie woodrush as seen at Catherine Creek in the Columbia River Gorge..........April 9, 2009.

Flower of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

The photo at left shows a close-up of the flower of prairie woodrush as seen at Catherine Creek in the Columbia River Gorge.............April 9, 2009. The photo at right shows prairie woodrush before blooming. Photographed at Catherine Creek.......March 23, 2017.

Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

Two views of prairie woodrush as seen at Catherine Creek in the Columbia River Gorge.............April 9, 2009. The congested spikes of many flowers at the end of each branch, as well as the upright nature of the inflorescence can clearly be seen in the photos.

Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

A close-up view of the inflorescence and whole plant of prairie woodrush as seen in openings in the oak forest along Dillacort Creek, lower Klickitat River drainage............April 3, 2011.

Close-up of the flower of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Close-up of a flower of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Close-up of an inflorescence of Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

Additional close-up photos of prairie woodrush as seen along the Dog Mountain Trail in the central Columbia River Gorge.............May 4, 2011.

Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

A close-up of the flowers of prairie woodrush as seen (left) under the oaks near the arch at Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge...........March 12, 2013. The photo at right shows prairie woodrush as seen under oaks along the Memaloose Trail, Wasco County, Oregon.........March 16, 2016.

Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha) - Large-anthered Woodrush, Prairie Woodrush: Luzula macrantha (Synonyms: Juncoides comosa var. macrantha, Luzula campestris var. macrantha, Luzula comosa var. macrantha)

Prairie woodrush as seen in vernally moist meadows (not inundated) at Panakanic in western Klickitat County...........May 17, 2013.

Paul Slichter