blue grama

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a pasture grass of western North America

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Dominant plant species differed from those reported in association with Mountain Plover nest sites: blue grama, buffalograss, needle-and-thread, and sagebrush (Finzel 1964, Graul 1975, Knowles et al.
However, the dominant species in this habitat type was blue grama, which is deemed to be tolerant of grazing and trampling (USDA Forest Service, Fire Effects Information System, http:// www.
Common grasses included blue grama, western wheatgrass, tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum), mountain muhly (Muhlenbergia montana), Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis), dropseed (Sporobolus) , and squirrel tail (Sitanion hystrix).
Derner says, "This may be due in large part to the traits of the dominant perennial shortgrasses: blue grama and buffalo grass.
Blue grama is tolerant of grazing (Santos and Trlica 1978, Bock and Bock, 1986) and may even increase in overgrazed range (USDA Forest Service, Fire Effects Information System, http://www.
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).
Plant 'Blonde Ambition' blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), which reaches 3 feet, has swarms of chartreuse flowers that age to blond, and holds on through winter.
The site was dominated by blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), tobosa (Pleuraphis mutica), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), winterfat (Eurotia lanata), wolfberry (Lycium pallidum), fetid marigold (Dyssodia papposa), snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), milkvetch (Astragalus), and prickly pear (Opuntia).
In a study at two Mandan, North Dakota, locations, Kristine Nichols, a microbiologist with the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, found that soils under native grasses--switchgrass, blue grama, big bluestem, and indiangrass--have higher levels of glomalin than soils planted to normative grasses, such as Russian wildrye, intermediate wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, and western wheatgrass.
Caveat: This grass (Nassella tenuissima) can be invasive in some areas; if you live near parks or wild land, substitute Atlas fescue (Festuca mairei), autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), or pink muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris).
About one-third of the San Pedro Basin is covered with hardy grasses like blue grama, sideoats grama, and sacaton grass.
DESERT Fine fescue, spring-planted buffalo grass, or blue grama.
Extending eastward from foothills of the Rockies to the fringes of the Great Plains, the base boasts prairielike ecosystems of blue grama, western wheatgrass, little bluestem, and needle-and-thread grass; oak woodlands; shrublands covered with pinyon pine and juniper; and montane forests of ponderosa pine.
The rest of the property is planted with native grasses, including blue grama and buffalo grass.
It also reduced the dominance of blue grama and buffalograss, native prairie grasses that are encouraged by heavy grazing.