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Deer grass
Joshua McCullough

Deer grass

(Muhlenbergia rigens)

Native to: California to Texas and south into Mexico

Bright green leaves form a dense, tight clump to 4 ft. high and wide. Slender yellow or purplish flower spikes in autumn are erect at first, then leaning; rise 2 ft. above the leaves.

More: All about deer grass

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