Solitary flowers with yellowish-green styles on slender, down-turning stalks. Egg-shaped fruit, longer than tepals. Tufted stems, leaves about as long as stems. Height: 20-25cm.
Well-drained, moist, shady woods, hedgerows. Usually grows in moss or leaf-litter, intolerant of competion. Most frequent in North, also found in S and E Ireland. Decreasing.
Hairy Wood-rush. Glengarriff woods, April 2008