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Plant type

Grass

Size

2 ft Tall

Form

Mounding

Growth rate

Moderate

Color

Yellow

Flowering season

Summer

Bouteloua eriopoda, commonly known as Black Grama, is a perennial prairie grass that is native to the Southwestern United States. Its main means of reproduction is by stolons, as its ratio of viable seeds to sterile ones is naturally low. The disparity may play a role in its lack of tolerance to overgrazing (relative to other grasses), but aside from this B. eriopoda is a good forage food for livestock. It was first described, as Chondrosum eriopodum, in 1848 from specimens collected along and nearby the "Del Norte" river in New Mexico. B. eriopoda is found in the following U. S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Soil description

Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils..

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

0 confirmed and 3 likely

Confirmed Likely

Orange Skipperling

Copaeodes aurantiaca

Pahaska Skipper

Hesperia pahaska

Ridings' Satyr

Neominois ridingsii