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Muhlenbergia capillaris

Purple Hairgrass

A clump forming perennial grass. Dark green finely textured glossy leaves; pinkish flowers held above leaves in late summer. Adapted to dry or wet soil, tolerates salt. Full sun. Native to North America. 2-3’ x 1-2’

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Erv Evans, NC State University

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