Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens

This is one of Arizona’s most spectacular grasses. It’s usual habitat in the wild is in the bottom of mountain washes in the oak/juniper belt. With a little shade and some supplemental water it can perform quite well even in a true desert. When moderately watered this grass is usually less than 3 feet tall, but in good conditions can reach 4 feet.

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Grass
Longevity 15 (in years)
In relative feet, width by height
7 X 4
Description Very long and narrow
Flower Color Green
Fruit Inconspicuous.
Sun Full, Partial
Water Needs Moderate