Muhlenbergia capillaris

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Prairie Grasses, Ornamental Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: pink

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Additional Tags: clumping, drought tolerant, dune plant, fall interest, ornamental foliage, salt tolerant, salt-spray tolerant

Muhlenbergia capillaris (hairawn muhly)
  • Muhlenbergia capillaris (hairawn muhly)
  • Muhlenbergia capillaris (hairawn muhly)
  • Muhlenbergia capillaris (hairawn muhly)

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Description

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Also known as:

hairawn muhly

,

gulf muhly

,

long-awn hairgrass

,

purple muhly grass

,

hair-awn muhly

,

hairy-awn muhly

,

hair grass

,

pink muhly

Scientific Synonyms:

Muhlenbergia capillaris var. capillaris

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: CT, IN, MD, NJ
  • Extirpated: PA
  • Presumed Extirpated: OH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae Grass family
Genus Muhlenbergia muhly
Species Muhlenbergia capillaris hairawn muhly