Muhlenbergia wrightii

Muhlenbergia wrightii

Spike muhly

Warm season, long-lived perennial bunch grass found in many sites but generally in the Pinyon-Juniper or pine-grassland types at 3,600 to 9,000 ft. elevation. Slow to establish but persistent. Good palatability to livestock and excellent for wildlife.

Varieties: 
El Vado

Selected for release because it equaled or outperformed other strains in nearly every comparison. Selected primarily for seed productivity, seedling vigor and forage production. Very palatable throughout the year and it is an excellent soil binder. (Released 1973, source of ecotype: Park View, NM)

Variety Release Notes: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
13 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
17.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,600,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes