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Bamboo Muhly, Faury Bamboo
Scientific Name: Muhlenbergia dumosa Scribn. ex Vasey
Family: Poaceae
Bamboo Muhly, Faury Bamboo (Muhlenbergia dumosa)
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Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun or light shade

Origin: USA (southern Arizona), northwestern Mexico, from 7000 to 8000 feet elevation (2100-2400 m)

Growth Habits: Perennial grass, fast growing up to 3 to 6 feet tall (90-180 cm); fine textured foliage that reminds of a bamboo

Watering Needs: Grows much better with summer water, tolerates low water

Propagation: Spreads slowly from underground rhizome, division, seeds

A tea made with its leaves is supposed to have medicinal properties.

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