Bouteloua gracilis


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  • noun

Synonyms for Bouteloua gracilis

a pasture grass of western North America

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The mosaic system is a mixture of short-grass prairie on the more xeric, upland or south facing slopes and can be dominated by Bouteloua gracilis, Bouteloua hirsuta, Andropogon scoparius, Carex filifolia, and Buchloe dactyloides (Kaul and Rolfsmeier 1993).
Bouteloua gracilis (19% cover), Carex filifolia (15% cover), Buchloe dactyloides (5% cover), Sporobolus cryptandrus (5% cover), and Stipa comata (5% cover) were the dominant graminoids across the site, while Yucca glauca (1% cover) and Artemisia frigida (1% cover) dominated the forbs.
Grazed plots were characterized by Bouteloua gracilis, while nongrazed plots were characterized by Equisetum laevigatum and Kochia scoparia (Table 1).
The dendrogram showed a group of species in open woodlands, with a dominance of blue grama Bouteloua gracilis, poverty three-awn Aristida divaricata, and blue dalea Dalea bicolor.
Also important are the succulents and semi-succulents Agave lecheguilla, and Opuntia phaeacantha, and considerable grass cover of Bouteloua gracilis and Bouteloua curtipendula.
8 Bouteloua eriopoda -- -- -- -- 0 0 Bouteloua gracilis -- -- 0 0 -- -- Bouteloua hirsuta 0 0 0 0 -- -- Bouteloua ramosa -- -- 35.