At first glance this grass resembles its sister Muhlenbergia capillaris (Gulf Muhly). This grass, while not as flashy, has some subtle strengths of her own. Seep Muhly is smaller, often topping out at 2 feet tall; blooms earlier in the fall with softer pink flowers; and is considerably more cold hardy than Muhlenbergia capillaris. Seep Muhly is very resilient, handling dry, rocky limestone soils and moist clay soils equally well. It is extremely resistant to browsing by deer and other animals. Older plants form a curly thatch of foliage resembling a soft cushion. This is a wonderful grass to incorporate into meadows or to plant around water features and seeps.