Flowers in cymes or in dense lateral clusters Juncaceae
Leaf sheaths closed (i.e., the margins fused); seeds 3 Luzula
Flowers in more than 3 stalked heads or clusters which are arranged in irregular cymes on each scape
Plants tufted, not bulbous at the base. Leaves linear, up to 18 cm long. Capsule usually creamish-brown. Perianth segments brown, paler at the margin. Widespread. Damp forests Luzula flaccida