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Little-seed Muhly

Muhlenbergia microsperma

Little-seed Muhly, Muhlenbergia microsperma, image © by Michael Plagens

Observed at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on 13 Aug. 2011.

PERENNIAL: A native perennial grass with delicate spikes.

LEAVES: Just a bit over 1 mm wide and less than 6 cm long.

STEMS/CULMS: Generally not much more than 50 cm tall.

FLOWERS: Broad, open panicled inflorescence with numerous small spiklets. Very graceful and attractive.

RANGE: Fairly common on rocky slopes but hard to find except after good summer rains.

See Also Muhlenbergia porteri:

Bush Muhly is generaly robust with very tough lower stems

Poaceae -- Grass Family

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