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Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis
Common Name: Blue Grama Grass
- UC Davis Arboretum All-Star plant! This drought-tolerant grass is an excellent substitute for thirsty lawns. Also makes a great ornamental grass for perennial borders, meadows, or in containers. Seed heads resemble small flags with an eyelash shape. Recommended for erosion control.
- Plant Family: Poaceae
- Plant Type: Grass (warm season)
- Height by Width: 6in -1' H x 6in -1' W
- Growth Habit: Low, clumping and spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Summer
- Flower Color: Produces seed head
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: San Bernardino Mountains, Eastern Desert Mountains (Ivanpah, New York, and Clark Mtns.)
- Natural Habitat: Sandy to rocky slopes, flats, drainages, scrub, woodland, pine forests below 7000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.