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Muhlenbergia crispiseta

Muhlenbergia crispiseta Hitchc.

Mexicali Muhly

Poaceae (Grass family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Rock outcrops, rocky drainages and white tablelands, on soils derived from calcareous parent materials, in pine-oak and pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Muhlenbergia crispiseta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Muhlenbergia crispiseta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Muhlenbergia crispiseta


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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