Muhlenbergia asperifolia

scratch grass - Muhlenbergia asperifolia
scratch grass - Muhlenbergia asperifolia
scratch grass - Muhlenbergia asperifolia 13AU12
scratch grass - Muhlenbergia asperifolia

characteristics

Yellowish green foliage that grows close to the ground; seedhead is open branching with small airy spikelets bearing one or two tiny purple flowers. The panicles break off at maturity. This delicate little grass pops up almost anywhere.

1,500,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, root

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P C 0.3 S S/PS F-M M-W ••• - 6.0-8.4 green-yellow yellow-pale purple

habitat

Ponds, streams and wet meadows.

uses

Seed source for songbirds, waterfowl and small mammals.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity