Muhlenbergia sylvatica Torr.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Swamps, moist thickets, stream and pond borders, etc., usually in shaded places.

A more delicate species than M. mexicana, often with a more elongated inflorescence. Muhlenbergia sobolifera (Willd.) Trin. has been found in Essex Co., Ontario, and could occur in southernmost Michigan. Though in aspect more like M. tenuiflora, it would key to M. sylvatica because of its narrow leaves and short anthers, but can be distinguished by having awnless or very short-awned (less than 1 mm) lemmas and short ligules less than 1 mm long.


Barry County
Delta County
Emmet County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 21, 2018.