Bouteloua gracilis - blue grama

Bouteloua gracilis – blue grama

Blue Grama is a drought resistant native turfgrass that can be grown from seed.  It can easily be mistaken for Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy Grama if one doesn’t know that Hairy Grama has a “spike” or pointy end to its seedhead.  The Blue Grama pictured  above is spikeless or pointless, as it were. And the picture above doesn’t quite show a seedhead, since the florets are in bloom. The picture above was taken next to the Bluebonnet in the previous post, in the little patch of grass between the curb and the sidewalk.