Muhlenbergia asperifolia

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusMuhlenbergia
SpeciesMuhlenbergia asperifolia (Nees & Meyen ex Trin.) Parodi
Common Namescratchgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 1.8
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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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 distichophylla Agrostis distichophylla Phil.
Agrostis eremophila Agrostis eremophila Speg.
Sporobolus asperifolius Sporobolus asperifolius (Nees & Meyen ex Trin.) Nees
Sporobolus asperifolius var. major Sporobolus asperifolius var. major Vasey
Sporobolus copiapinus Sporobolus copiapinus Phil.
Sporobolus deserticola Sporobolus deserticola Phil.
Sporobolus distichophyllus Sporobolus distichophyllus Phil.
Sporobolus mendocinus Sporobolus mendocinus E. Méndez
Sporobolus sarmentosus Sporobolus sarmentosus Griseb.
Vilfa asperifolia Vilfa asperifolia Meyen

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: Boone (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1994 - 1994

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000022593 Boone Kentucky 11 Aug 1994 Reznicek, Anton
9953
KNK
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