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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LTER research concentrates on the Jornada's five major habitat types of the northern Chihuahuan Desert: black grama grassland, creosotebrush shrub, mesquite dunes, tarbrush shrublands, and playas, low-lying, grassy, infrequently flooded areas.
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.
The more densely vegetated sandy loam site supported scattered longleaf yucca (Yucca elata), Mormon tea (Ephedra trifurca), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).
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).