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Bouteloua hirsuta

Hairy Grama

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Bouteloua hirsuta (Hairy Grama)

A small, delicate grass usually growing to a height of no more than 10 inches.The leaves are at the base of the plant, and are covered with hair-like threads. The flowers of the Hairy Grama are in hairy, comb-like clusters on one side of the stem.

Additional Information:
Hairy Grama is one of the most nutritious of the grama grasses, comparing very favorably with Blue Grama. It is not as nutritious as Blue Grama after curing.


Height
6-20 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria), Narrow Leaf Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Food/Small Animals
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