Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 1296986
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): G. J. Harrison
Year Collected: 1926
Locality: Devil's Canyon., Pinal / Gila, Arizona, United States, North America
- Holotype: Goodding, C. O. 1941. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 31: 504.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
Muhlenbergia appressa, the common name Devils Canyon muhly, is a species of grass. It is native to the desert region where California and Arizona border Baja California. Muhlenbergia appressa has also been collected on San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands of California, in the chaparral and woodlands habitat..
Muhlenbergia appressa is an annual grass growing up to about 40 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is very narrow, with short, appressed branches. The spikelets have awns up to 3 centimeters long. Spikelets low on the inflorescence often stay wrapped in sheaths and do not bloom.
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