Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cotton Candy Drama: Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhly Grass bloomed the whole month of October, still going. I grouped the 32 best and then culled them to 9, actually 8 of the infloresences and a pic of a young plant among some Lantana, a hopeful of 3  for next year's show. These are in order of bloom.

Muhly is best viewed backlit by sun. This cloudy-day pic turned out well.

Young muhly plant among Lantana.

There were three young plants at right angles to the pretty ones. I let volunteer Tithonia overcome them and they died for lack of sun before I noticed what was happening. I was always looking at butterflies. 


  1. It's a beautiful grass. I reminds me of my eragrostis except it has the pink tones; mine is more silver.

    The meadow header picture is beautiful.

  2. Beautiful!

    Happy All Hallows' Eve!

  3. There's an Eragrostis that blooms here in the spring, equally beautiful but doesn't grow as tall.


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