Contact Us Host an Event Volunteer Join

Support the plant database you love!

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions

Please forgive us, but Mr. Smarty Plants has been overwhelmed by a flood of mail and must take a break for awhile to catch up. We hope to be accepting new questions again soon. Thank you!

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.

 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Wednesday - August 31, 2011

From: Albuquerque, NM
Region: Southwest
Topic: Grasses or Grass-like
Title: Photos of Muhlenbergia rigida (purple muhly)
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I have some potential images of Muhlenbergia rigida / Purple Muhley, I would like to share. (at the suggestion of a fellow blogger). Let me know if that plant is needed - thanks!

ANSWER:

We are always happy to have photos to add to our Image Gallery.  As you might have noticed there is only one photo (of the seeds) of Muhlenbergia rigida (Purple muhly) currently in our database.  Please go to our Contribute Images page to read instructions on how to submit your photos.  You will be required to submit a Contributor Form and an Image Gallery Spreadsheet (an EXCEL file with a link on the Contribute Images page).  If you would like to speak by telephone to someone about contributing, please contact the Image Collections Manager at 512-232-0200.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

 

More Grasses or Grass-like Questions

Low Maintenance Grasses for Montgomery County, Texas
January 24, 2011 - I have to replace a dead lawn. Can you recommend a low maintenance, low water need grass seed for Spring, in Montgomery County, Texas
view the full question and answer

Putting in native grass in June in Manor TX
May 31, 2012 - We are moving into a new-built house in the middle of June. We opted to not have them put in Bermuda grass as we wanted to seed a native mix. From my understanding, mid June will be too late to start ...
view the full question and answer

Grasses for Pennsylvania
July 18, 2013 - What type of grass does the best in my area?
view the full question and answer

Plants to stabilize a bank in VT
April 10, 2012 - I am looking for suggestion on what plants might best be suited for aiding in the stabilization of a very steep bank above Lake Champlain.
view the full question and answer

Plants for near a salt water swimming pool
April 01, 2009 - I need some suggestions of plants that will grow next to a public salt water swimming pool, located in Bossier City, Louisiana
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.