Muhlenbergia rigens, deer grass


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Muhlenbergia rigens
deer grass

Chosen by Christy Dewees

This grass reminds me of fireworks bursting in the sky. I like the idea of deer using this grass to bed down in, and that Native California basket weavers use the flowering stems bunched together as the coils of baskets.

Muhlenbergia rigens

photo courtesy of Ellen Zagory

 

Muhlenbergia rigens

This handmade sign, drawn by Arboretum Teaching Nursery Manager Lisa Fowler, showcases one of our 75 favorite plants, and can be seen at the Arboretum Plant Sales.

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