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Bouteloua chondrosioides

Bouteloua chondrosioides (Kunth) Benth. ex S. Watson

Spruce-top Grama, Sprucetop Grama

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Chondrosum humboldtianum, Dinebra chondrosioides


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and grassy plateaus.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bouteloua chondrosioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bouteloua chondrosioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bouteloua chondrosioides


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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