Full size picture of Bamboo Muhly, Faury Bamboo (<i>Muhlenbergia dumosa</i>) Full size picture of Bamboo Muhly, Faury Bamboo (<i>Muhlenbergia dumosa</i>)
Common Name Bamboo Muhly, Faury Bamboo
Latin Name Muhlenbergia dumosa
Native Habitat Shady slopes of Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts below 6,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 6 feet high, usual 18 inches X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Aromatic oils discourage some browsers
Leaves Evergreen or dormant in winter, pale green
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Delicate light lavender flowers after rains November through January, cold marginal
Nature Value Fruits eaten by birds and other animals, flowers used by butterflies
Native American Uses None known
    Images and data http://www.magnoliagardensnursery.com/productdescrip/Muhlenbergia_Bamboo.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Poaceae/Muhlenbergia_dumosa.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/83536/index.html
    Image http://www.naturalgardeneraustin.com/nursery/grasses/bamboomuhly.html
    Data http://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=1984
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=726
    Nursery and data http://www.calfloranursery.com/pages_plants/pages_m/muhdum.html
    Nursery and seeds http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Muhlenbergia+dumosa
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MUDU3