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WOODLAND SATIN GRASS
Swamps, moist thickets, stream and pond borders, etc., usually in shaded places. Very local northward.
A more delicate species than Muhlenbergia mexicana, often with a more slender inflorescence somewhat resembling M. tenuiflora. Muhlenbergia sobolifera (Willd.) Trin. has been found in Essex Co., Ontario, and could occur in southernmost Michigan. Though in aspect more like M. tenuiflora, it would key to M. sylvatica because of its narrow leaves and short anthers, but can be distinguished by having awnless or very short-awned (less than 1 mm) lemmas and short ligules less than 1 mm long.