Muhlenbergia ×involuta Swallen (pro sp.)
Canyon muhly, Edwards Plateau muhly
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: MUIN
A natural hybrid between Muhlenbergia lindheimeri and Muhlenbergia reverchonii on the Edwards Plateau of central Texas.
The genus 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. Muhlenbergs work and collaboration with European botanists led to great advances in the study of plants and earned him the distinction as Americas first outstanding botanist.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis , Drupe
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The spikelets of this grass are yellowish to purplish.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Muhlenbergia x involuta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Muhlenbergia x involuta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Muhlenbergia x involuta
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-09-04
Research By: TWC Staff