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Muhlenbergia spiciformis (Longawn muhly)
Marr, Minnette

Muhlenbergia spiciformis

Muhlenbergia spiciformis Trin.

Longawn Muhly

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Muhlenbergia parviglumis

USDA Symbol: MUSP4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-27
Research By: DEW

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