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Dwarf woodrush

Status: At Risk - Declining

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The endemic dwarf woodrush (Luzula celata) is an inconspicuous, creeping woodrush, forming grey-green to brownish cushion-like tufts, usually less than 4cm diameter. Sometimes half-buried in sand, so that only leaf tips and flowers are visible. Leaves are 1-3cm long with pointed tips and margins clad in long, thickly clustered, soft white hairs. Flowering stems are shorter than the leaves. (The dwarf woodrush in the photo is the orange-brown plant with the green plant to left, Raoulia).

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Conservation efforts

There are no specific conservation activities, however controlling invasive weed species is beneficial for all endemic plants.