Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Muhlenbergia fragilis Swallen
(Delicate Muhly)

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native


Muhlenbergia fragilis is one of our annual Muhly grasses. It looks as delicate as its name would imply. The panicle is open, and the pedicles are straight and more than 2mm long. The glumes are glabrous, which helps differentiate this species from M. sinuosa and M. minutissima.
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Muhlenbergia fragilis, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Gomez Pk., Sept. 8, 2007

Muhlenbergia fragilis, detail of florets, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 8, 2007

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