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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

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitBunchgrass to
Flood TolerancePoor
Drought ToleranceExcellent
Salt ToleranceFair
Soil PHNeutral to Basic
Soil TypeMedium to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb825,000
Canopy Mature Height10-40 cm

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