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Muhlenbergia rigida

Purple Muhly
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants

MUHLENBERGIA

Narrow-leafed grasses that are large enough and showy enough to stand out in the garden. Except as noted, they are evergreen in mild winters but turn tan or brown with hard freezes. They are very drought-tolerant plants but look better and grow larger if given some supplemental water.

Muhlenbergia rigida

From Texas and New Mexico. Green clump to 2 ft. high and wide, producing 3-ft. spikes of brownish purple to deep purple flowers in late summer and fall.

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