Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Identifying Muhly Grass in Orlando

This grass has fluffy pinkish tufts on stalks that form airy clouds above a symmetrical clumping mound. I'm no ornamental grass expert, but this to me looks unmistakably like Muhly grass [Muhlenbergia capillaris].

mounds of Muhlenbergia capillaris grass
Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) not as pink as some photos online, but then again it was in January
These pictures are from the real grass mini golf course at the Orlando Hilton. Very cool that they had real grass, even though the holes were kinda boring straight shots. What a way to get away in January!

detail pink muhly grass close up
Pink Muhly Grass - up close you can see the individual airy plumes of the Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia capillaris golf course
This clump looks a little tan rather than pink, but from side view the airy cloud effect is very clear! So fluffy!!!

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