blue grama


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Synonyms for blue grama

a pasture grass of western North America

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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.
The focus of this study was on the responses of five grass species: blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), galleta grass (Pleuraphis jamesii) sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), and three-awn (Aristida purpurea); and four shrub species: rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa), sandsage (Artemisia filifolia), greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus), and tree cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) over this decade of variation in moisture and temperature.
Blue grama is commonly found growing in the same semiarid regions as buffalograss.
(2004) found no genetic shift over two seed multiplications in a balanced muftisite composite of the cross-pollinating blue grama. 2AC Pintail, like the blue grama, is a balanced multisite composite, but its self-pollinating habit would have made a difference in changing marker frequencies toward 0 or 1 in individual composite lines.
Other maximum rooting depths in Nebraska were 1.2 m (3.9 fr) for sideoats grama, 1.2-1.4 m (3.9-4.6 ft) for little bluestem, 1.5-1.7 m (4.9-5.6 ft) for indiangrass [Sorghastnum mutans (L.) Nash], 1.5-2.1 m (4.9-6.9 ft) for big bluestem, 1.8 m (5.9 ft) for blue grama and buffalograss [Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.], and 1.8-2.4 m (5.9-6.9 ft) for western wheatg rass (Agropyron smithii Rydb.).
The purpose of this project is to select for salt tolerance of buffalo grass, wheat, and blue grama seeds.
Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) and deervetch (Lotus wrightii) increased across all treatment combinations in 2000, whereas mountain muhly and yellow ragweed (Bahia dissecta) decreased.
If mowed two or three times in the first few years, buffalo grass and blue grama will spread more vigorously and then will only need to be mowed once a year, in the Spring.
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).
Sand sagebrush-mixed prairie is dominated by sand sagebrush and perennial warm-season grasses, including blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and sand paspalum (Paspalum setaceum).
Our top picks include blue grama grass 'Blonde Ambition', Indian rice grass (Oryzop-sis hymenoides), Penn isetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny', and pheasant's-tail grass (Aneman-thele lessoniana).
Augustine says, "Italso significantly enhanced the digestibility of blue grama in late May, when cattle typically begin summer grazing on shortgrass steppe."
japonica (b) Stolons not present; weak Blue grama rhizomes; collar has long hairs; leaf width 1 to 2 mm (2) Sheaths hairy; no rhizomes Downy bromegrass b.
Blue grama and perennial ryegrass were included as outgroups for comparison purposes (Table 1).
When this grazing trial was initiated, the vegetation in the two native grassland pastures was similar with blue grama (Boureloua gracilis (H.B.K.) Lab.