Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. David Sutherland
Introduction: The genus Mulenbergia, usually placed in the subfamily Eragrostoideae (Stebbins and Crampton, 1961; Gould, 1975) is a large, widely distributed, group of grasses, encompassing numerous species and various growth forms. The subgenus Muhlenbergia, comprised of mesic, broad-leaved, usually rhizomatous species, can easily be separated from the rest of the genus on the basis of growth habit and habitat preferences (Pohl, 1969). Species of the subgenus are widely distributed in North America but are most abundant in the deciduous forest of the eastern part of the continent.
Kurtz, James, "A taxonomic investigation of some rhizomatous species of the genus Muhlenbergia (Gramineal)." (1976). Student Work. 3369.