Native Plant Encyclopedia



  Blue GramaBouteloua gracilis  


  Recommended Planting Range




  

Description


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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