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Spike Muhly - Muhlenbergia glomerata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Perennial with well-developed woody rhizomes. Stems loosely bunched and often in patches, 30–90 cm tall, branching mostly at ground level, internodes lightly hairy and with a dull texture. Leaves: blades 2–6 mm wide, ligule <1 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 3–11 cm long. Spikelets 4–6 mm long. Lemmas lightly hairy at the base and up the margins, awn-tipped or rarely short-awned, callus hairs short to absent (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout the northern half of the U.S. and across southern Canada and north to NWT (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Habitat
On regularly disturbed well drained soils including road cuts (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Spike Muhly — Muhlenbergia glomerata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from