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Bouteloua repens

Bouteloua repens (Kunth) Scribn. & Merr.

Slender Grama

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Bouteloua filiformis, Bouteloua heterostega, Dinebra repens

USDA Symbol: BORE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , MA , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Stream, river banks, Roadsides

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


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

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