Yields of alfalfa (Medicago sativa), crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum), and native mix (blue grama, Bouteloua
gracilis, and sideoats grama, Bouteloua
curtipendula) have been aggregated.
The common species were black grama (Bouteloua
eriopoda) and blue grama, the latter having the highest IVI for both types of shrubland when livestock was absent (34.2 and 28.3 for microphyllous and rosetophyllous, respectively), whereas the average IVI for both types of management was not different in rosetophyllous scrubland (13.6 without vs.
Scrophulariaceae H (c) m Tiquilia Boraginaceae H (c) m canescens Euphorbia Euphorbiaceae H (c) l antisiphylitica Jatropha dioica Euphorbiaceae H (c) l Bouteloua
Poaceae H (c) l gracilis Cenchrus Poaceae H (c) l ciliaris Nombre Funcion FTH TH C cientifico Flourensia e (c) a (g) f (l) b cernua Sanvitalia d (e) a (g) f (l) b procumbens Verbesina sp.
devil's pitchfork Bolboschoenus fluviatilis (Torr.) river bulrush Sojak Bouteloua
curtipendula (Michx.) side-oats grama Torr.
(Tall fescue) MT Warm season turfgrass Rating Paspalum notatum Flugge (Bahiagrass) MS Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda "Tifdwarf") MS Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda "Satiri") MT Bouteloua
gracilis (H.B.K) (Blue Grama) MT Bouteloua
Using the same explant, plant regeneration via somatic embryogenesis was reported in other species of Poaceae, such as Zea mays (Pareddy and Petolino, 1990), Panicum virgatum (Dutta Gupta and Conger, 1999; Odjacova and Conger, 1999), and Eragrostis curvula (Echenique et al., 2001); whereas in Bouteloua
gracilis both, embriogenic and non-embriogenic regeneration was observed (Agudo-Santacruz et al., 2001).
Other common native grasses included Bouteloua
curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.
In results published in the Journal of Arid Environments, Lucero and her colleagues found that 1 liter of hydrogel-bound water was sufficient to support black grama grass (Bouteloua
eriopoda) transplants through reproductive maturity.
Common grasses included western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii), blue grama (Bouteloua
gracilis), needle and thread (Stipa comata), prairie junegrass (Koeleria pyramidata) and threadleaf sedge (Carex filifolia).
Cactus is often found growing amongst prairie grasses such as Spear Grass (Stipa comata Trim & Rupr.) and Blue Grama (Bouteloua
gracilis (HBK.) lag.).
Those species that were seeded frequently, yet present infrequently ("ineffectively seeded") includes a mixture of eight native grasses and forbs: Andropogon scoparius, Achillea millefolium, Agropyron riparium, Agropyron caninum, Ratibida columnifera, Bouteloua
graeilis, Sporobulus eryptandrus, and Festuca ovina.
In a recent study, Columbus (1999) speculated that the genus Buchloe was relatively similar to the genus Bouteloua
and suggested that buffalograss should be included in the genus Bouteloua