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Bouteloua diversispicula

Bouteloua diversispicula J.T. Columbus

Small-leaf False Grama, Zacale

Poaceae (Grass family)


USDA Symbol: BODI7

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 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep



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


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

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