Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Bouteloua hirsuta Lagasca
(Hairy Grama)

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native

Chondrosum foenum Torrey
Chondrosum hirsutum (Lagasca) Kunth

Bouteloua hirsuta is very similar to Bouteloua gracilis, except that the branches off the primary axis extend several millimeters past the last spikelet. The two species are frequently found in the same area.
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Bouteloua hirsuta, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, and the Gila River Festival Field Trip 2007 to the Box Cyn. Rd. at the Gila River, Sept. 15, 2007

Bouteloua hirsuta, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Knight Peak, Oct. 6, 2007

Bouteloua hirsuta, closeup of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Leggett Canyon, Aug. 27, 2009

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