Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)
Blue Grama is a short native grass that produces attractive seedheads. It makes an excellent lawn substitute in sunny areas. It is often planted with Buffalograss to create a sustainable alternative to turf grasses. It can also be planted alongside wildflowers to create a prairie landscape. It reaches about one foot tall when in full flower. Blue Grama turns tan when dormant.
Blue Grama can be used as turf, in a prairie or meadow landscape, or as an accent in a perennial garden.
AT A GLANCE
|3-6" without blooms,12-14" with blooms
|Present in state
|Present in county and native
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state
|Not present in state
|Present and rare, native in county
|Previously present, now extinct
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)