Nimble-Will

Nimble-will_jpgThis family Poaceae is commonly called the grass family.  The genusMuhlenbergia is named for Gotthif Henry Ernest Muhlenberg, a distinguished American botanist, 1753-1815. The species scheiberi is named for Johann Daniel Christian von Schreber, 1739-1810. Nimble-Will is often a weed of lawns and gardens and is also found along roadsides and in thickets.

OtherCommonName:

Wiregrass, Drop-Seed

ScientificName:

Muhlenbergia schreberi

Community:

Thicket

PlantStatus:

Native

LifeSpan:

Perennial

PlantHeight:

8 to 24 inches

FruitingTime:

Late August to mid October

Distribution:

New Hampshire to Florida ~ Statewide outside the central Pine Barrens in New Jersey

FloweringTime:

Late August to mid October

IdentifyingCharacteristics:

Leaves smooth, short branches that hug the stem, weak stem ~ Flower cluster long (2 to 5 inches) and narrow, delicate bristle on each flower, one on stem, green or purple