Red Grama

Red GramaThreeawn Grama

Bouteloua trifida Thurb.

Whole plant

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Red Grama is a bunchgrass with bristly seedheads and occasional rhizomes. The plant grows four to sixteen inches tall in shallow, gravelly, dry soils of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. Red Grama flowers when there has been enough rain and favorable temperatures. It has poor forage value for wildlife and livestock.

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