Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Bush's Muhly
Muhlenbergia bushii
Family: Poaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Moist woods.

Species Description:
Perennial grass.

Flowering Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Similar to the more common M. frondosa but internodes are hidden by overlapping leaf sheaths and the blades are grayish-green and stiffish. The ligule is short (0.2-0.6). It is found in prairie type habitats.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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