Muhlenbergia reverchonii - flower
Muhlenbergia reverchonii (Pink Muhly) - A small warm season clump forming grass that grows 18 to 24 inches tall (maybe a little taller in optimum conditions) by as wide with fine textured gray-green narrow leaves. In mid-summer to fall appear the purple-red flowers and are followed by attractive airy seed heads. Plant in full to part sun in most any soil and tolerant of heat, cold and humidity. Can be planted in USDA zones as low as 5 and is reportedly resistant to browsing by deer. Great as a component in a natural meadow, especially in a location that gets a little summer water. The natural habitat of the species is on rocky slopes, portreros, limestone outcroppings and around seeps from central Oklahoma south to central Texas.