Muhlenbergia capillaris, Muhly Grass

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The thin blades of this spectacular species* droop at the tips to form a fine textured skirt for the airy, rosy-red plumes displayed in a spherical crown. The genus name of this plant honors Henry Muhlenberg whose study of plants earned him distinction as America’s first outstanding botanist.

Print Version: Muhlenbergia capillaris, Pink Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris

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