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Porter's Muhly
Muhlenbergia porteri
  
About Porter's Muhly (Muhlenbergia porteri) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Muhlenbergia porteri is a species of grass known by the common name bush muhly. It is native to North America, where it can be found throughout the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. It grows in rocky, shrubby habitat. It is a perennial grass producing wiry, knotted stems up to about 80 centimeters tall. The flower cluster is an open array of spreading, thread-thin branches bearing small, awned spikelets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
1.4 - 2.8 ft tall

Form
Form
Mounding

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky slopes, cliffs

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 4.1" - 21.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 2.96", Coldest Month: 35.9" - 58.3", Hottest Month: 64.2" - 84.2", Humidity: 1.79" - 37.39", Elevation: 333" - 7442"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bush Muhly


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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