Bouteloua eriopoda

Bouteloua eriopoda

Black grama

Warm season, drought tolerant, long-lived, stoloniferous perennial adapted to well drained sandy and gravelly soils throughout the Southwest deserts. Black grama is considered the climax type of some Southwest rangelands and an important forage grass over much of the drier desert grassland range of the Southwest. Highly palatable; however, it does not tolerate heavy grazing pressure.

Varieties: 
Nogal

Lower growing and less erect than Sonora black grama strains. This variety is a high forage producer with good seedling vigor and disease resistance. Inherently, Black grama is not a good seed producer. (Released 1971, source of ecotype: Socorro County, near Socorro, NM)

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
9.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,335,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes