Poaceae (Grass Family)
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of this plant is named for Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (1753-1815), also Heinrich Ludwig Muehlenberg, or Henry Muhlenberg, who was a German-educated Lutheran minister and the first president of Franklin College, now Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania. He is most famous due to his work in the field of botany. An accomplished botanist, chemist, and minerologist, Henry is credited with classifying and naming 150 species of plants in his 1785 work Index Flora Lancastriensis
. Muhlenberg's work and collaboration with European botanists led to great advances in the study of plants and earned him the distinction as America's first outstanding botanist.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, DC Canada: ON
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitUse Wildlife: Stenodema vicinum (insect) feeds on grass. Young foliage is eaten by cattle and hoofed herbivores.
Warning: The tiny seeds may cling to the feet of animals and the shoes of people, distributing the grass to new areas.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: No