Bouteloua hirsuta Lag. - Hairy Grama
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Node of stem.
Leaves - No info yet.
Arrow shows the small ligule.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
Different angle of the spikelets showing the long hairs present.
Flowering - July - September.
Habitat - Loess hill prairies and sand prairies.
Origin - Native to U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Other info. - This little species is extremely uncommon in Missouri and can only be found in the loess hills of the northwestern corner of the state. The plant is more common in the Great Plains of North America.
Photographs taken at the Jamerson C. McCormack Conservation Area, Holt County, MO., 8-12-06.