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Hairy Grama

Bouteloua hirsuta

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Grass
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
2 × 2
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season August-October
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range -30 °F
Leaf Description Very long and narrow, forming a rosette at the base of the stem
Fruit Inconspicuous.
Longevity
In years
8
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Elevation Range 4000-6500 ft.
Ethnobotany Used ceremonially and as fodder.
Description A common component of shortgrass prairie, this species is similar to Blue Grama but often found on drier, better-draining soil types. A great plant to mix with other grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. This plant is a good alternative to Blue Grama for hotter locations or at lower elevations.