Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is flowering in the landscape beds at the entrance to the (Pelican Island) Audubon House. This clumping perennial grass grows to 2 to 3′ tall.
During the fall, it is festooned with large pink feathery much-seeded inflorescences that blow in the wind …
Also known as hairawn muhly and Gulf muhly, this native grass is drought and flood-tolerant. Small creatures can hide in it, and small birds consume its seeds.