Species Details

Muhlenbergia utilis

aparejo grass

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Scientific Name:
Muhlenbergia utilis (Torr.) Hitchc.
Common Name:
aparejo grass
Family: Poaceae
Element Code: PMPOA481X0
USDA Plants Symbol: MUUT
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Oct
Elevation:
25 - 2325 meters
80 - 7630 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Coastal scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Marshes and swamps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline (sometimes)
  • Serpentinite (sometimes)
Notes:

Threatened by development. Potentially threatened by grazing. See Pacif. Railr. Rep. 5(2):365-366 (1857) for original description, and Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 23(10):453 (1933) for revised nomenclature. 

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Total Occurrences: 14
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 1 13
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 8
Recent <=20 Years 6
Presence:
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Sonora, Mexico (SO), Texas (TX)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Inyo (INY), Kern (KRN), Monterey (MNT), San Bernardino (SBD), San Luis Obispo (SLO), Santa Barbara (SBA), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Burnett Peak (3512172), Burro Mountain (3512173), Florence Lake (3711838), Guasti (3411715), Kearsarge Peak (3611873), La Liebre Ranch (3411876), Liebre Twins (3411885), Los Alamos (3412063), Old Man Mountain (3411954), Ontario (3411716), San Luis Obispo (3512036), Sand Spring (3711725), Sisquoc (3412073), Tar Spring Ridge (3512024), Ward Mountain (3711828), White Ledge Peak (3411944), Winters Ridge (3411886)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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