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Muhlenbergia glomerata (Spiked muhly)
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Muhlenbergia glomerata

Muhlenbergia glomerata (Willd.) Trin.

Spiked muhly

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Muhlenbergia glomerata var. cinnoides, Muhlenbergia racemosa var. cinnoides

USDA Symbol: mugl3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

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.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: CO , CT , DC , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Muhlenbergia glomerata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Muhlenbergia glomerata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2008-08-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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