This is one of Arizona’s most spectacular grasses. It’s usual habitat in the wild is in the bottom of mountain washes in the oak/juniper belt. With a little shade and some supplemental water it can perform quite well even in a true desert. When moderately watered this grass is usually less than 3 feet tall, but in good conditions can reach 4 feet.
Details & Attributes
|Longevity||15 (in years)|
In relative feet, width by height
|7 X 4|
|Description||Very long and narrow|
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|Ethnobotany/Medical||Seeds were ground and eaten as a mush, made into cakes and bread, used as a forage, and used in basketmaking and other weavings, also used ceremonially.|