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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Hairgrass, Muhly Grass
|Size:||2 to 3 (4) ft tall by 1.0 to 3.5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Forms dense clumps. Blooms in mid- fall.|
|Habitats:||Flatwoods, marshes, scrub.|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedge, specimen plant, mass planting|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Lime rock, Sand|
Muhly grass forms a low canopy that small animals can use for shelter and refuge.
Small birds eat the seeds.