Taxon  Report   1131 
Bouteloua gracilis  (Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths
Blue grama
Bouteloua gracilis
© 2004 James M. Andre
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Bouteloua gracilis
© 2008 Robert Sivinski
Bouteloua gracilis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Bouteloua gracilis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Bouteloua gracilis
© 2013 Don Davis
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bouteloua
Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Bouteloua gracilis

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Bouteloua gracilis var. stricta
PLANTS: Bouteloua oligostachya
PLANTS: Chondrosum gracile
PLANTS: Chondrosum oligostachyum
More information about  Bouteloua gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

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: Aug 17, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.