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Species Name: Pleuraphis jamesii
Common Name: James' Galleta
- This tough desert grass spreads by rhizomes to form a sod or series of bunches. Excellent for erosion control. Can grow in a wide range of soil types, and is often found in clay.
- Plant Family: Poaceae
- Plant Type: Grass
- Height by Width: 3 in. to 2' H x spreading
- Growth Habit: Sod-forming
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
- Cold Hardy to: 7500'
- Flower Season: May-October
- Flower Color: Green to golden brown
- Distribution: Eastern Sierra Nevada, northern and eastern desert mountains
- Natural Habitat: Dry, sandy to rocky slopes, flats, scrub, woodland, 3000-7500'"
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.