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Long Awned Hair Grass

Long Awned Hair GrassLong-awned Hair-grass. Muhlenbergia capillaris (Lam.) Trin.


Stem 1 1/2-3 1/2 ft. tall, slender, erect, not branched. Ligule 1"-2" long. Leaves long and narrow, 6'-15' long, 1"-2" wide.

Panicle 6'-18' long, open, delicate, usually purple, branches hair-like, lower branches 3'-8' long. Spikelets 1-flowered, about 2" long, narrow, on hair-like pedicels. Scales 3; outer scales slightly unequal, acute; flowering scale bearing a slender, terminal awn 3"-10" long. Stamens 3.

Sandy and rocky soil and open woods. August to October.

Massachusetts to Missouri, Florida, and Texas