Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Seed
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Sun||June||20 to 36||Dry to Average||6 to 12 Inches||Perennial Grass|
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Bouteloua gracilis Blue
Grama is a small clump forming native grass
average soil with rock garden and prairie wildflowers.
Boutelous gracilic Blue Grama is distributed throughout most of the United States and Canada. The map below shows areas where native warm season grass Blue Grama plants grows wild.
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Boutelous gracilic Blue
Grama Plant distribution map and information below complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
General: Blue grama is a major warm season grass found throughout the
Great Plains. It is found on the plains, prairies, and foothills of most western
states. It is short (6 to 24 inches) stature and perennial with a prolific root
system. This species has some phenotypic plasticity since in the southern states
it grows normally as a bunch grass, but in the northern states and in the
mountains, or in areas under heavy grazing pressure it is a sod former.
Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of an organism to alter its physiology or
morphology in response to changes in environmental conditions (Schlichting,
1986). Blue grama possesses the C-4 photosynthetic pathway for carbon fixation
(Waller and Lewis, 1979).
Blue grama is a major species of the western Great Plains and southwestern
United States. It is also found growing in Mexico and the Canadian Provinces of
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Habitat: Blue grama is most effective when grown in the dryer parts of the
northern and southern Great Plains and southwestern region of the U.S. It
naturally grows in mixed stands, primarily with buffalograss (Bouteloua
dactyloides), needle-and-thread ( Hesperostipa comata), western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum
smithii), and green needlegrass (Nassella viridula)in a short grass prairie
will be associated with other species such as prairie sandreed and sand
sagebrush in a sandier habitat.
your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS:formerly Soil
Conservation Service) office for more information. Look in the phone book under
”United States Government”. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will
be listed under the subheading “Department of Agriculture.”
was released as a cultivar in 1963 by New Mexico AES and the Los Lunas Plant
Materials Center. The original source of the material was a field harvest in
1944 near Lovington, New Mexico. It was bulk increased and tested as A-12424. It
has uniform size, leafiness, excellent seedling vigor
fast establishment characteristics.
was a cooperative release between the Los Lunas PMC and Colorado and New Mexico
AES’s in 1980. Source material was originally collected in 1957 south of
Hachita, New Mexico in a 250mm precipitation zone at an altitude of 1220 meters.
It is the most drought tolerant of blue grama materials tested in New Mexico.
was a cooperative cultivar release with USDA Agriculture Research Service, Los
Lunas New Mexico PMC, and the Colorado and New Mexico AES’s in 1992. The
cultivar was a composite of 270 plants from Hachita, Lovington and PMK-1483. The
material was screened initially for heavier caryopsis weights, increased
seedling vigor and greater emergence from deeper soil depths. Its intended use
was for rangeland improvement and go back cropland seeding in southern and
central Great Plains.