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Bouteloua gracilis

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Prairie Grasses, Ornamental Grasses

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, alkaline, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 6"-12"

Bloom Time: June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: blue, green

Leaf Color: green, blue-green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, dried flowers, drought tolerant, fall interest, mat-forming, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, salt tolerant

Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama)
  • Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama)
  • Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama)

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Description

Bouteloua gracilis

Also known as:

blue grama

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Scientific Synonyms:

Bouteloua gracilis var. stricta, Bouteloua oligostachya, Chondrosum gracile, Chondrosum oligostachyum

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, SD, TX, UT, WI, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae Grass family
Genus Bouteloua grama
Species Bouteloua gracilis blue grama