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Lindheimer’s muhly, Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Lindheimer’s muhly, Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

The botanical name for the grass family is Poaceae, which includes Lindheimer’s muhly. Also referred to as big muhly, Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is a large-scale grass, with blue-green leaves and silvery seedheads. This perennial bunchgrass has fine foliage and a fountain-like form. Its 2–5-foot height makes it useful as a landscape screen. Birds eat its seed. Parts of big muhly are used for nesting and denning materials. Big muhly’s extensive root system helps soil stabilization.

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