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I wasn’t aware of the alternate common names for Field wood-rush (Luzula campestris) until I saw someone tweet about it earlier this week, saying it was flowering a little early this year.

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Turns out, this little grass, found wherever short grass grows – so in fields and downs, even in the lawn around your house, usually comes in to flower around Easter so has earned the name Good Friday grass.

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Flora Britannica also lists the vernacular name Sweep’s brooms, which apparently comes from its ‘dark, brush-like flowers’. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a pretty little thing.

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