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Muhlenbergia utilis
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Muhlenbergia
Species:
utilis

Muhlenbergia utilis is a species of grass known by the common name aparejograss.

Distribution

It is native to North and Central America, where it can be found throughout the south-western United States and California, through Mexico, as far south as Costa Rica. It grows in wet habitats, including riverbanks and meadows, sometimes in alkaline soils.

Description

Muhlenbergia utilis is a rhizomatous perennial grass producing decumbent stems up to about 30 centimeters long. The leaves are no more than 3 to 5 centimeters long and just a few millimeters wide. The inflorescence is a small, narrow, partially sheathed series of short branches bearing small spikelets.

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