Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
Grass (Native Species)
|| Blue grama
Habitat: most predominant on dryer sites, short grass prairies,
rolling uplands, medium and fine textured soil
Description: Short, warm-season, perennial, sod-like. Each
stem has 1-3 comb-like, one-sided spikes, which are bluish-purple
when young and straw-colored when mature.
Height: 4-18 inches
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Blue grama is nutritious
and palatable to livestock and wildlife.
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