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Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
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Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Choice evergreen grass with beautiful blue-gray blades that have a graceful arching habit to around 3 ft. tall. Purplish flower spikes rise another 1 - 2 1/2 ft. above the foliage. Prefers full sun with good drainage with moderate to little summer water. Has performed well on our mounded up clay soil with very little summer water. Deer resistant.

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Muhlenbergia pubescens

(Mexican muhly)

This beautiful bunchgrass forms clumps of velvety-soft, blue-grey blades, 1 to 2 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Airy plumes of pale-lilac grass flowers rise to 3 foot above the graceful mounds in the autumn and fade to tan. Native to Central Mexico, this beauty is hardy to around 15 - 20F. Best with good drainage and full sun to very light shade and moderate to occasional water. A tidy grass, which does not require annual cutting back. Deer resistant.
Muhlenbergia reverchonii  rose muhly
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Muhlenbergia reverchonii

(rose muhly)

A medium sized, long lived bunch grass from the Southern Great Plains of the U.S. In Texas it is commonly called seep muhly, a reference to it being found in areas that are often saturated in the spring, only to dry out with the heat and drought of summer. Fine textured blades to around 20 inches forms a bunch to 2 ft. wide. Clouds of rosy-pink flowers rise above the blades in late summer. Similar to Muhlenbergia capillaris but it tolerates wet soils better, is more cold hardy, plus is drought tolerant. Excellent in mass plantings in full sun or as an accent. Deer resistant.
Muhlenbergia rigens  deer grass
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Muhlenbergia rigens

(deer grass)

Versatile, adaptable, large native grass forms dense clumps 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide. This striking grass is useful as a specimen and wonderful planted in mass. Plant in full sun to light shade.Tolerates moist or dry soils and performs well in clay soils. Extensive root system makes it excellent for soil stabilization.Good habitat value offering seeds for songbirds and is a larval food source for a number of butterflies species.Deer resisitant.

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Myrica hartwegii

(Sierra sweet bay)

From Sierran streambanks comes this sweet bay, a cousin of our local wax myrtle.  Rare in nature, this deciduous shrub can reach a height and width of up to 5 ft. Soft, lance-shaped leaves of gray-green flank the stems. Small red flowers appear in the spring. Enjoys dappled shade and good drainage. Requires regular irrigation. Plant with indian rhubarb, western columbine and ferns for a taste of the mountains in your own garden. Thought to be deer resistant.
Myrica (Morella) californica  Pacific wax myrtle
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Myrica (Morella) californica

(Pacific wax myrtle)

Native evergreen shrub with clean looking shiny foliage 15 ft. or more tall. Useful screen, clipped or informal hedge or even trained as multi-trunked small tree. An adaptable plant for sun to light shade, with moderate to occasional water. Its waxy berries attract flickers, robins and finches. Fairly deer resistant.

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