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Muhlenbergia frondosa

Wirestem muhly infestation in corn field.

Wirestem muhly plant base with purple, scaly rhizomes.

Wirestem muhly root system with rhizomes.

  • The genus Muhlenbergia is named for a famous 18th century American botanist, Dr. Rev. Henry Muhlenberg, whose father was the founder of the Lutheran Church in the U.S.