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Taxon: Muhlenbergia sericea (Michx.) P. M. Peterson

Genus: Muhlenbergia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Muhlenbergiinae
Nomen number: 455160
Place of publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:167. 2001
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • dune-hair grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • purple muhly  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • sweet grass  (Source: New Crops) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials: cane (for sweetgrass basketry, as Muhlenbergia filipes)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia (s.), Mississippi (s.e.), South Carolina (s.e.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.

Check other web resources for Muhlenbergia sericea (Michx.) P. M. Peterson :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=455160. Accessed 13 July 2020.