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Muhlenbergia Capillaris

Botanical Name:

Muhlenbergia capillaris

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clayey soils, Rocky soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Ornamental Grasses, Native Plant, Ornamental Grasses and Sedges, Perennial, Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect; slender; 60-100 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths without keel; smooth, or scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-5(-8) mm long. Leaf-blades curved; flat, or involute; 20-50 cm long; 1-2(-4) mm wide., Grass/Grass-like

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Airy inflorescence often colored pink, purplish red, purplish gray; drys to a light buff; up to 12 inches long. Flowers bloom August-October., Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 1.5-2 mm long; purple.

Fruit

Seed is in the form of a grain. Fruits are available September-November and are purple and pink in color., Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Cyperales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Muhlenbergia

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