Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Muhlenbergia emersleyi Vasey

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native


Muhlenbergia emersleyi is a tall perennial clumpgrass found throughout the Gila Wilderness. It is easily recognized by noting the strongly keeled leaf sheaths near the base of the culms.
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Muhlenbergia emersleyi, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Mtn., May 9, 2007

Muhlenbergia emersleyi, in bloom, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Rd., Sept. 15, 2007

Muhlenbergia emersleyi, keeled leaf sheath, photo Russ Kleinman, Bear Mtn., Nov. 6, 2007

Muhlenbergia emersleyi, detail of panicle, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., CD trail at rte. 90, Oct. 25, 2008

Muhlenbergia emersleyi, spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Nov. 8, 2008

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