Bouteloua aristidoides

Bouteloua aristidoides

Needle grama

Annual warm-season grass which is often abundant following summer rains. Commonly occurs in the higher deserts of Arizona, southern California and northern Mexico from 3,000 to 5,500 ft. elevation. Prefers dry, open mesas or hillsides and is recommended for site stabilization or erosion control.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
3.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
414,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes