Bouteloua gracilis

blue grama grass 09AU06-4
blue grama grass 09AU06

ORDER A PRINT ✔

blue grama grass 08AU29

ORDER A PRINT ✔

characteristics

Fine-leaved, blue-green blades. Seedheads are suspended horizontally like brushes from tip of stem. At frost, foliage turns purplish then tan. Aka mosquito grass.

724,400 seeds/pound; starts from seed or plugs

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P W 0.3 SB S F-M-C DM •• - 6.6-8.4 green purplish green (maroon)

habitat

Dry prairie; sand hills. Prefers gritty soil. Requires a lot of moisture to start. Does not readily drop seed.

uses

Decorative. Low growing areas. Attracts birds.

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