Muhlenbergia frondosa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusMuhlenbergia
SpeciesMuhlenbergia frondosa (Poir.) Fernald
Common Namewirestem 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: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 2.9
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4S5] (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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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
Agrostis lateriflora Agrostis lateriflora Michx.
Calamagrostis compressa Calamagrostis compressa Döll
Cinna lateriflora Cinna lateriflora (Michx.) Kunth
Muhlenbergia brachyphylla f. aristata Muhlenbergia brachyphylla f. aristata E.J. Palmer & Steyerm.
Muhlenbergia lateriflora Muhlenbergia lateriflora Trin. ex Kunth
Vilfa lateriflora Vilfa lateriflora (Michx.) P. Beauv.

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: Anderson (KY), Ballard (KY), Bell (KY), Boone (KY), Boyd (KY), Bullitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carroll (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Harrison (KY), Henderson (KY), Henry (KY), Hickman (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Johnson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Letcher (KY), Lewis (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Menifee (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Shelby (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Whitley (KY), Woodford (KY), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Cumberland (TN), Greene (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Roane (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100150182 Anderson Kentucky William S. Bryant
610
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150232 Franklin Kentucky 11 Jul 1987 Hal Bryan
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150356 McCracken Kentucky 06 Sep 1976 Raymond Athey
3641
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150380 Tennessee 23 Sep 1983 Henry R. DeSelm
25
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150224 Franklin Kentucky 11 Oct 1981 Hal Bryan
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150240 Harlan Kentucky 11 Sep 2004 Amy V. McIntosh
407
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150265 Henry Kentucky 08 Sep 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
6296
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150349 McCracken Kentucky 06 Sep 1976 Raymond Athey
3640
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150257 Harrison Kentucky 01 Jun 1965 Johnnie B. Varner
1075
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150323 Lewis Kentucky 30 Sep 1995 Rudy A. Gelis
M1-1170
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100777372 Menifee Kentucky 17 Apr 2017 Thomas McFadden
414
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 Ross C. Clark
22020
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006626 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006625 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150216 Estill Kentucky 04 Oct 1982 Valerya Hyrne
26
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150208 Estill Kentucky 13 Oct 1982 Yvonne Thompson
15
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150331 Madison Kentucky 01 Oct 1983 Ronald L. Jones
4181
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150364 Woodford Kentucky 19 Aug 1984 J. Campbell
s.n.
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150307 Lewis Kentucky 03 Oct 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4902
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150372 Woodford Kentucky 30 Sep 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3346
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150315 Lewis Kentucky 29 Jul 1995 Rudy A. Gelis
M1-749
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100776499 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 Ross C. Clark
22020
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 Ross C. Clark
22020
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006637 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006636 Shelby Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006627 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006629 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006631 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006632 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006634 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006623 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006635 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006628 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 20 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
ETSU006205 Sullivan Tennessee 18 Oct 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
ETSU006159 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Sep 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Carter Tennessee 01 Nov 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Greene Tennessee 01 Oct 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Carter Tennessee 18 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022608 Campbell Kentucky 05 Sep 1998 Naczi, Robert
7625
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022606 Campbell Kentucky 22 Sep 1979 Thieret, John
51168
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022612 Boyd Kentucky 21 Oct 1988 Risk, Allen
2150
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022603 Lewis Kentucky 24 Jun 1995 Gelis, Rudy
M1-333
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022613 Campbell Kentucky 01 Oct 1984 Buddell, George
4003
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022611 Powell Kentucky 17 Sep 1979 Thieret, John
51232
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022605 Boone Kentucky 14 Sep 1975 Thieret, John
48882
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022604 Jackson Kentucky 26 Sep 1995 Thompson, Ralph
R-625
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
MDKY00004896 Boyd Kentucky
MDKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
MDKY00004895 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
MDKY00004898 McCracken Kentucky
MDKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
MDKY00004894 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026737 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026733 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026730 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0027009 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026726 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006630 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006624 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
ETSU005705 Carter Tennessee 08 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 02 Sep 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Carter Tennessee 15 Sep 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 05 Oct 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
ETSU005867 Carter Tennessee 09 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 09 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
ETSU006836 Carter Tennessee 31 Aug 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022614 Campbell Kentucky 20 Sep 1980 Buddell, George
243
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022616 Campbell Kentucky 15 Sep 1977 Dibert, Sally
88
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022609 Campbell Kentucky 29 Sep 1997 Naczi, Robert
7016
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026742 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026744 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0027005 Woodford Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026740 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026728 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026725 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026741 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026745 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026734 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026731 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0027007 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026724 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026732 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026739 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026738 Smith Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026729 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026736 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026727 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026743 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0071578 Carlisle Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0055594 Cumberland Tennessee 13 Sep 2014 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0069694 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094978 Fayette Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0080754 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094979 Pike Kentucky 09 Sep 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043462 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0070468 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094703 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094982 Pike Kentucky 16 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094699 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094985 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0071577 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0071580 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043458 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094996 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0067741 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094987 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043463 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094998 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043466 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0074542 Henry Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094999 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043460 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094986 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0070245 Lawrence Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0069081 Pulaski Kentucky 16 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0076406 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0102474 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043461 Carlisle Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094577 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094984 Pike Kentucky 16 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094980 Pike Kentucky 09 Sep 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0076410 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094578 Carroll Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094997 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0071576 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094704 Johnson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0069193 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094576 Carroll Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094983 Pike Kentucky 16 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094575 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094701 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026735 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0026723 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094988 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043464 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094700 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0071579 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094698 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094702 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094697 Letcher Kentucky 04 Oct 1978 Rich Hannan
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043468 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182243 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182247 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182245 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182254 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182250 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
HTTU025315 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
HTTU025316 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
HTTU025314 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182244 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182249 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182253 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182242 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182248 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182251 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182252 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BRIT182246 Tennessee
VDB
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0094981 Pike Kentucky 09 Sep 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043465 Robertson Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0043459 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
APSC0071892 Cumberland Tennessee 07 Sep 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0027008 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
TENN-V-0027006 Madison Kentucky
TENN
Muhlenbergia frondosa
MDKY00004897 McCracken Kentucky
MDKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31973000022607 Campbell Kentucky 25 Oct 1998 Naczi, Robert
7756
KNK
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Carter Tennessee 23 Aug 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 08 Oct 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Muhlenbergia frondosa
BEREA006633 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150190 Bell Kentucky 28 Aug 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-1528
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150273 Hickman Kentucky 05 Oct 1984 Raymond Athey
5068
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
31234100150299 Laurel Kentucky 09 Oct 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-836
EKY
Muhlenbergia frondosa
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