Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Bouteloua curtipendula (Michaux) Torrey
By var., see Allred
Bouteloua curtipendula has a very characteristic appearance. The main axis
of the inflorescence can be very tall. The branches are deciduous and the main axis
remains standing during the winter months. There are many branches, 15-80, per stem.
This perennial grass is excellent forage.
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Bouteloua curtipendula, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Tyrone Thompson Rd., July 14, 2007
Bouteloua curtipendula, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 23, 2007
Bouteloua curtipendula, branches, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, CD Trail above the Arrastra, Oct. 21, 2008
Bouteloua curtipendula, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, CD Trail above the Arrastra, Oct. 21, 2008
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