Black grama

Bouteloua eriopoda

Poaceae


Description

The weak, crooked, slender, woolly stems often take root at the swollen, fuzzy joints. The internodes are usually green during winter. The seed head has three to eight widely spaced, narrow spikes.

Black grama is a perennial, warm-season, native - 12 to 24 inches tall.

A good source of vitamin A during winter. Decreases with heavy grazing. Good grazing for both livestock and wildlife.


Habitat

Grows on gravelly uplands, dry slopes and plains.


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