Taxon  Report   5707    
Muhlenbergia montana  (Nutt.) Hitchc.
Mountain muhly
Muhlenbergia montana
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Muhlenbergia montana
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Muhlenbergia montana
© 2009 Steve Matson
Muhlenbergia montana, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Muhlenbergia montana
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Muhlenbergia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia trifida
More information about  Muhlenbergia montana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 24, 2019).