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Muhlenbergia utilis (Torr.) Hitchc.
Aparejograss, Aperajo Muhly
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: muut
USDA Native Status: L48 (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. 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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The lemmas are yellowish to light green. The anthers are yellow to purplish.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
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From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1095
Collected October 2, 1996 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff