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Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)
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Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)

General: Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a medium-height, spindly, upright grass that grows in individual clumps (bunches) in the deserts around Las Vegas. All of the flowers tend to fall off to one side of the stem.

Side-oats Gramma is an uncommon component of vegetation associations in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)

Family: Grass (Poaceae).

Other Names:

Plant Form: Perennial grass. Grows in bunches.

Height: About 18 inches.

Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula) Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula) Side-oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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