Taxon  Report   1132    
Bouteloua trifida  S. Watson
Red grama
Bouteloua trifida
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Bouteloua trifida
© 2008 Steve Matson
Bouteloua trifida
© 2010 James M. Andre
Bouteloua trifida, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Bouteloua trifida
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bouteloua
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Bouteloua trifida var. trifida
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).