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Bouteloua ramosa (Chino grama)
Lytle, Melody

Bouteloua ramosa

Bouteloua ramosa Scribn. ex Vasey

Chino Grama

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: BORA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually minute and thus inconspicuous.



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-12 Collected 2006-10-16 in Brewster County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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