forest muhly, woodland drop-seed, woodland satin grass
[Muhlenbergia sylvatica f. attenuata (Torr.) Torr. ex A.Gray, more...]
Etymology: Muhlenbergia: after Gotthilf Heinrich E. Muhlenberg (1753-1815). Born in Trappe, Pennsylvania, educated in Halle, Germany, after returning to US., devoted his leisure hours to the study of the natural sciences, botany in particular.
Plants: perennial grass
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps