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Bouteloua trifida Thurb.
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: BOTR2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually minute and thus inconspicuous. Mature spikelets: reddish purple to brownish.
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Rocky soil.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Collect seed in May, June.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-44 Collected 2006-11-03 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bouteloua trifida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bouteloua trifida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bouteloua trifida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-16
Research By: NPC