Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis

Blue Grama, Bouteloua gracilis, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in the ponderosa woodlands of Granite Mountain Wilderness, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA. September 2012.

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FLOWERS: Two or three lateral branches from the main stem; these are packed closely with reddish-purple pectinate spikelets.

LEAVES: The slender stems and leaves are bunched together.


RANGE: Found in montane meadows and forest throughout much of southwestern United States.

Poaceae -- Grass Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
The Flora of Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands


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