Plants of the UNF Campus

Muhlenbergia dumosa - Bamboo muhly grass
Family Poaceae


Over one hundred species of Muhlenbergia are native to North America and Asia. Bamboo muhly grass is native to southern Arizona and northern Mexico. It is a clumping grass with upright stalks and slender leaves that give it the appearance of a small, slender bamboo. Flowers are inconspicuous. 


See these plants on the west side of building 39.


Herbaceous plant with slender stalks and wispy leaves to about four to six feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part shade

Water: drought tolerant when established

Soil: adaptable, no special requirements

Bamboo muhly grass is an easy plant for Florida. It grows best in a sunny, well-drained site.