• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

Muhly Grass

Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris


Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is a perennial grass that grows up to 3 feet tall. It has long, feathery seed heads that can be about half the length of the entire plant. The seed heads are a purple-pink color and add a very attractive purple haze to landscapes. Muhly Grass can grow in a variety of soil, moisture, and light conditions. It can grow in full sun to partial shade, moist to dry conditions, and acidic to alkaline soils. While it is often found in coastal situations, it can also be found in wet prairies, savannas, and the outer edges of marshes, and also in well drained upland pine forests. It is easy to grow Muhly Grass from seed or from splitting existing clumps.

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Pink Lady Slipper - An NPS Photo

Over 50 orchid species are found in Georgia, including several lady slippers. Their flowers are prized for their beauty and unique shape.