Hairy grama

Bouteloua hirsuta

Poaceae


Description

Erect stems grow from a tufted base. The hairy glumes have black awns. The leaf blades are hairy on the margins, especially at the base. The ligule is a short, ciliate membrane. There are two to four spikes that resemble rooster combs.

Hairy grama is a perennial, warm-season, native - 6 to 30 inches tall.

Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.


Habitat

Grows on rocky hills and plains.


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