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Alkali Muhly - Muhlenbergia asperifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Perennial with slender rhizomes. Stems 10–50 cm tall, spreading to erect and sometimes aggregated into patches. Leaves: blades 1–3 mm wide; ligule about 1 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle 5–20 cm long. Spikelets 1–2 mm long. Lemmas usually 1, rarely 2, per spikelet, awn-tipped, callus hairs very short to lacking (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout most of southern Canada and the U.S. except in the southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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Habitat
Damp and often alkaline soils along streams and low areas in pastures (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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