Muhlenbergia rigens     
Deer grass   
Poaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: mounding grass
Seasonality: evergreen; leaves may brown in colder climates
Size: foliage to 4ft, with equal spread; flower spikes held above foliage
Leaves: long narrow grass blades
Flowers: tall stalk with seed head follows straw-yellow flowers; bloom in early fall
Fruit: seed
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California; elevations of 2500-7000ft
Hardiness: root hardy to 10°F (dies to base)




flower stalk Deer grass
flowering stalk
Muhlenbergia rigens

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