Bouteloua eriopoda (Torr.) Torr.
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Chondrosum eriopodum
USDA Symbol: boer4
A tufted grass with 16-24 in., wiry, white-woolly culms becoming widely spreading. Ascending spikes, 4 or 5 per culm, are each about an inch long.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: E. Mohave Desert to CO, OK, TX & n. Mex.; reported from WY
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils. Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bouteloua eriopoda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bouteloua eriopoda in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff