Taxon  Report   1131    
Bouteloua gracilis  (Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths
Blue grama
Bouteloua gracilis
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Bouteloua gracilis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Bouteloua gracilis
© 2013 Don Davis
Bouteloua gracilis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bouteloua gracilis
© 2008 Robert Sivinski
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bouteloua
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bouteloua gracilis var. stricta
PLANTS: Bouteloua oligostachya
PLANTS: Chondrosum gracile
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More information about  Bouteloua gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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