Purple Grama

Bouteloua radicosa

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
3280
Max elevation:
9842
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Graham
Greenlee
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
Fast
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
Moderate

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available