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Big Grama, Mosquito Grass


This finely textured, warm-season grass has green-gray foliage. The unique flowers are attached to the stem a right angle, resembling tiny combs or mosquito larvae.

Bouteloua gracilis

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf width : 1/8-1/4"

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Purple

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 1 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -25 to -20 F (Z4b)

Sunset zone : 1-3, 7-11, 14, 18-21

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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