Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Bouteloua aristidoides (Kunth) Grisebach
Bouteloua gracilis Vasey
Bouteloua aristidoides is an easy grass to recognize. The panicle branches are short
and have only 2-4 spikelets each. It is an annual. The panicle branches give the appearance of rungs
on a stepladder.
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Bouteloua aristidoides, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 4, 2007
Bouteloua aristidoides, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Knight Peak, Oct. 6, 2007
Bouteloua aristidoides, annual root system, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 14, 2007
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