Taxon  Report   5711    
Muhlenbergia rigens  (Benth.) Hitchc.
Muhlenbergia rigens
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Muhlenbergia rigens
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Muhlenbergia rigens
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Muhlenbergia rigens, 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 rigens
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Muhlenbergia
Communities: Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Epicampes rigens
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia marshii
PLANTS: Muhlenbergia mundula
More information about  Muhlenbergia rigens
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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 20, 2019).