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Trailing Grama

Bouteloua diversispicula

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Grass
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
6"-1' × 1-3' +
Flowering Season May-October
Flower Color Yellow or red
Minimum Temperature Range 20-30 °F?
Leaf Description In scruffy clumps, sometimes recurved
Fruit Hairy, banner-like
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Elevation Range 2300-3000 ft.
Description A rare grass in Arizona, known only from Pima county Where it can be recognized by its Above ground runners (Stolons) which root into the ground and can form a mat. This species was just recently introduced to cultivation through the efforts of the AZNPS Tucson Chapter Conservation Committee. This grass has great potential as a turf grass for xeric gardens, and will be helpful for preventing erosion. Low clumps of foliage are topped by banner like Yellow or red Flowers which are typically dimorphic (staminate and pistillate Flowers on sepeRate individuals.)