L. campestris: leaves flat, grass-like, fringed with long white hairs; flowers collected 6-8 together in close ovoid heads or clusters, 3-6 of which are arranged to form a panicle, the upper head sessile, the rest stalked; flowers scarious, shining brown. - Barren pastures. Fl. April, May.

L. pilosa: leaves flat and fringed as in the last; flowers panicled, each on a separate stalk, scarious, shining brown. - Shady groves. Fl. March, April.