Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis, native
  • Long-lived, warm season perennial
  • Starts growth later in spring
  • Not very competitive during establishment but then forms dense mat
  • Suitable for revegetating poor, dry soils
  • Grazed by livestock and wildlife in fall and early winter
  • Resistant to heavy grazing
  • Not tolerant to shade or acidic soils
  • Tolerant to wildfire

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass to
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Fair
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Medium to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 825,000
Canopy Mature Height 10-40 cm

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