Muhlenbergia capillaris

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusMuhlenbergia
SpeciesMuhlenbergia capillaris (Lam.) Trin.
Common Namehairawn muhly
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Red; Fruit Color: Purple ;
*Average C-Value: 8.5
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Muhlenbergia polypogon Muhlenbergia polypogon (DC.) Kunth
Stipa capillaris Stipa capillaris Lam.
Stipa cericea Stipa cericea Michx. ex Raf.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Calloway (KY), Crittenden (KY), Estill (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Blount (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), Decatur (TN), Franklin (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Perry (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Warren (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, MDKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1971 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0026975 Todd Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026718 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026701 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026976 Lyon Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026711 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026702 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026716 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026706 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026708 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026705 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026714 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026710 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026704 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026951 Rockcastle Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043473 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
31234100151446 Estill Kentucky William H. Martin
EKY
Muhlenbergia capillaris
31234100151487 Warren Tennessee 07 Oct 1978 Henry R. DeSelm
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EKY
Muhlenbergia capillaris
MDKY00004893 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026717 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026977 Crittenden Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026712 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026715 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026703 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026709 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026713 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0026707 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
TENN-V-0210041 Rutherford Tennessee Sept. 82 A. Gattinger
TENN
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043479 Trigg Kentucky 30 Sep 1977 Edward Chester
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0073283 Estill Kentucky 04 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0071583 Trigg Kentucky 30 Sep 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043475 McNairy Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0071584 Livingston Kentucky 28 Sep 1971 Raymond Athey
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043474 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043480 Trigg Kentucky 08 Oct 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043472 McNairy Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0071582 Logan Kentucky 20 Oct 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0086577 Crittenden Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
HTTU018966 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043478 Stewart Tennessee 06 Oct 1989 Edward Chester
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0071581 Calloway Kentucky 02 Oct 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0112714 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0043481 Trigg Kentucky 08 Oct 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
APSC0055730 Trigg Kentucky 02 Nov 2012 Edward Chester
APSC
Muhlenbergia capillaris
HTTU018968 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Muhlenbergia capillaris
HTTU018967 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Muhlenbergia capillaris
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