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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Muhlenbergia schreberi

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Muhlenbergia schreberi

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-45-003:

Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)

Muhlenbergia schreberi

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Muhlenbergia schreberi

 

COMMON NAME:
Nimblewill


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image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_musc_001_lvd

        

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_musc_003_lvd

        

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

JK Marlow    jkm0406g_06

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

JK Marlow    s060615_a

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaves flat & narrow, 3-5cm long, 1-4mm wide, rough on surfaces & margins, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

JK Marlow    jkm0408h_06

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

JK Marlow    jkm201017_7798

October    Greenville County    SC

Culms weak, decumbent, rooting at the nodes, the upper portions erect, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

JK Marlow    jkm201018_7823

October    Greenville County    SC

Ear [inflorescence] 5" long; earlet [spikelet] sharp pointed with 1 long awn, per Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges & Rushes of the US (Knobel, 1899) (Faust, 1977).

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

JK Marlow    jkm201018_7826

October    Greenville County    SC

Spikelets one-flowered, the rachilla disarticulating above the glumes, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950).

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

Keith Bradley    kab_m_schreberi_7475

October    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Muhlenbergia schreberi, Nimblewill

Keith Bradley    kab_m_schreberi_7486

October    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Panicle slender, dense, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Muhlenbergia schreberi

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Muhlenbergia schreberi

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-45-003:
Muhlenbergia schreberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Muhlenbergia schreberi

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Muhlenbergia schreberi

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

954

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Habitat: Bottomland and other moist forests, dry forests, fields, dirt roads, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rooting at the nodes, without a true rhizome

FLOWER:
WinterSummer/Fall
Spikelets greenish/ Lemmas usually purplish

FRUIT:
WinterSummer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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