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Muhlenbergia rigens form.jpg
Muhlenbergia rigens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Genus: Muhlenbergia

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Muhlenbergia is a genus of grass in the Poaceae family. It is named in honour of the American amateur botanist Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg. There are around 155[1] species. Many are known by the common name muhly. The greatest number are native to the southwestern United States and Mexico, but there are also native species in Central and South America and southeast Asia.[1] A few are native to Canada.

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  1. ^ a b "140. Muhlenbergia Schreber ''Flora of China''". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "USDA Plants Profile: ''M. capillaris''". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Muhlenbergia sylvatica USDA Plants Profile. 25 November 2011". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 

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