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Foxtail Muhly - Muhlenbergia andina

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Perennial with well-developed rhizomes. Stems 30–80 cm tall, often loosely bunched. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide; ligule about 1 mm long. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle 5–13 cm long. Spikelets 2.5–3.5 mm long. Lemmas with an awn 3–9 mm long, callus hairs as long as the lemma (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout much of the western half of the U.S. and southwestern Canada (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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References
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Citation for data on this website:
Foxtail Muhly — Muhlenbergia andina.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from