Taxon  Report   5701    
Muhlenbergia filiformis  (Thurb. ex S. Watson) Rydb.
Pullup muhly,  Slender muhly
Muhlenbergia filiformis
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Muhlenbergia filiformis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Muhlenbergia filiformis
© 2001 Gary A. Monroe
Muhlenbergia filiformis, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Muhlenbergia filiformis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Muhlenbergia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia filiformis var. fortis
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia idahoensis
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia simplex
More information about  Muhlenbergia filiformis
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 16, 2019).