Taxon  Report   5709    
Muhlenbergia porteri  Scribn. ex Beal
Bush muhly,  Porter's muhly
Muhlenbergia porteri
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
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Muhlenbergia porteri
© 2005 James M. Andre
Muhlenbergia porteri
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Muhlenbergia porteri, 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 porteri
© 2004 James M. Andre
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Muhlenbergia
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Muhlenbergia porteri
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 23, 2019).