Bouteloua gracilis, Blue Grama

Flowers of Blue Grama

Blue Grama is another of the must have short grasses of the prairie thanks to its blue-gray color, clump forming short stature, and dozens of inflorescent spikes that flutter in the breeze. It is a great companion to many prairie forbs and grasses, including Prairie Dropseed, Junegrass, Butterflyweed, Prairie Phlox and Prairie Onion.

Blooms: pale yellow-green with blush of rose, July into August

Height: 12 to 18 inches

Conditions: sun to pt sun, medium to dry soils

Blue Grama inflorescence in the breeze suggests a school of silvery minnows.