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Marsh Muhly - Muhlenbergia racemosa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Perennial with well-developed rhizomes. Stems loosely bunched and often in patches, 30–80 cm tall, often branching above ground level, internodes with a polished and shiny texture. Leaves: blades 2–6 mm wide; ligule about 0.5–1.5 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 3–15 cm long. Spikelets 4–6 mm long. Lemmas lightly hairy at base only, 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
Across southern Canada and throughout most of the U.S excepting many east and southeast states (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Open dry to moist or alkaline sites on well drained soils (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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