Wirestem Muhly
(Muhlenbergia frondosa)
Grass Family

 

Wirestem muhly is a perennial grass and often grows in big clumps like this:  925t.JPG (11370 bytes)

Stems and leaves.

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Wirestem muhly reproduces, and colonizes new territory, by means of rhizomes (underground shoots):

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Seedheads.  Compare the two pictures on the left (left, middle) with the seedhead picture of quackgrass (far right):

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The collar region (below) of wirestem muhly, the joining of the stem (culm) and the leaf blade.  Notice the membranous ligule

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