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Muhlenbergia emersleyi El Toro
This clump grass forms dense colonies in oak woodlands from Arizona to Texas. This clone was collected in southeastern Arizona, and was selected for its showy flowers. This dense grass has a slightly coarse texture, with long blue-green leaves. In the fall months it sends up masses of loose, rosy-purple flower spikes, which dry to a tan color in the winter. This muhly is drought tolerant, and thrives in full sun and reflected heat locations, as well as in part shade. A vigorous spring pruning will remove any dormant foliage and flower spikes.