Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Muhlenbergia rigens (Bentham) A.S. Hitchcock
Epicampes rigens Bentham
Muhlenbergia mundula I.M. Johnston
Muhlenbergia rigens is one of the tussock-forming species of Muhlenbergia,
the largest of the genera of the grasses in New Mexico. In Muhlenbergia rigens, the glumes are
most of the length of the floret and there are no awns. The panicles are very contracted and usually
only a few millimeters broad. The ligules are only 1-3mm also.
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Muhlenbergia rigens, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Cyn., Sept. 9, 2007
Muhlenbergia rigens, detail of spike, Burro Mtns., Deadman Cyn., Sept. 9, 2007
Muhlenbergia rigens, detail of spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Ben Lilly, Oct. 24, 2007
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