Muhlenbergia torreyana
New Jersey muhly; Torrey's dropseed

Muhlenbergia torreyana

Muhlenbergia torreyana
Muhlenbergia torreyana
Photos courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia torreyana
Common name: New Jersey muhly; Torrey's dropseed
Group: monocot
Family: Poaceae
Growth type: graminoid
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 40 - 160 cm
Flowering time: bloom/fruit early August to October
Habitat: wet, open soil of bogs, sandy pinelands
Range in New Jersey: through the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: S3, LP
Misc. According to NatureServe, it is threatened by drainage, ORVs, siltation from residential development, and blueberry and cranberry farming. It is dependent upon fire, water table fluctuations and other disturbances to maintain open habitat. NatureServe