The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Bamboo Muhly Grass

Latin Name:

Muhlenbergia dumosa

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Entire Plant


Muhlenbergia dumosa, commonly known as the bamboo muhly, is a species of grass native to Arizona and California. It is very drought-tolerant, growing in very dry conditions, and is commonly eaten in the wild by desert tortoises in North America.