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Muhlenbergia uniflora

Muhlenbergia uniflora (Muhl.) Fernald

Bog Muhly

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Muhlenbergia uniflora var. terrae-novae, Sporobolus uniflorus


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.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul


USA: CT , DE , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OR , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NS

Growing Conditions

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

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 for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


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

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