black grama

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Synonyms for black grama

a pasture grass (especially of western coastal regions of North America)

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One major threat to rangeland here is brush overtaking the black grama grassland, so we're very interested in knowing what conditions cause it," says Peters.
This was characterized by a decrease of perennial grasses, particularly the dominant black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda) although there was no detectable increase in the perennial shrubs.
He reported densities of mesquite shrubland heteromyids that were 2X to 3X higher than in black grama grasslands.
The sandy loam site is characterized by widely scattered longleaf yucca (Yucca elata) and Mormon tea (Ephedra trifurca); black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda) dominates the herbaceous understory, with lesser amounts of sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).