blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

picture of Blue Grama grass 'eyebrow' seedheads

blue grama


Common name: blue grama
Botanical name: Bouteloua gracilis

Light: Full Sun
Height: 8-16 inches
Water: very drought tolerant but will flourish with water
Soil Type: sandy, gravelly

Warm season (greens up in June) bunchgrass with blue-green foliage.  Delightful purplish comb-shaped flowers look like eyebrows; useful for borders and on very dry sites

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