Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Blue GramaBouteloua gracilis  

  Recommended Planting Range



Blue grama is a major prairie grass of drier, shortgrass prairies of North America. It is rare as far east as eastern Minnesota. In our area, it grows on dunes, bluffs, gravelly ridges or places where it is less crowded by taller prairie grasses. Does best on well-drained sandy soil. Forms low, spreading clumps, with small curling leaves.

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