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Muhlenbergia richardsonis

Mat muhly

Poaceae (Grass Family)

USDA Symbol: MURI

USDA Native Status:

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. 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Green
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: MB , NB

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Muhlenbergia richardsonis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Muhlenbergia richardsonis in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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