Taxon  Report   5696    
Muhlenbergia andina  (Nutt.) Hitchc.
Foxtail muhly
Muhlenbergia andina
© 2002 Steve Matson
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Muhlenbergia andina
© 2008 Keir Morse
Muhlenbergia andina
© 2008 Keir Morse
Muhlenbergia andina, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Muhlenbergia andina
© 2004 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Muhlenbergia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia comata
More information about  Muhlenbergia andina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).