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Marsh Muhly - Muhlenbergia racemosa

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
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 et al. 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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
    • Boggs, K. W. 1984. Succession in riparian communities of the lower Yellowstone River, Montana. M.S. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, 107 pp.
    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
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