• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Grasses

Crested Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass

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The Monument is home to a variety of native grasses such as: wheatgrass, bluegrass, Indian ricegrass, and Great Basin wildrye to name a few.

Unfortunately, the grass family includes a large number of invasive weeds and the once plentiful native grasses are now being dominated by the non-native and highly invasive cheat grass (Bromus tectorum).

Most of the natural vegetation on nonpublic land has been replaced by agricultural crops. The numerous acres of irrigated farmlands now support a variety of grasses, grain crops, sugar beets, and potatoes.

 
Field of Cheatgrass
Highly invasive cheatgrass dominates this field.
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Cheatgrass
Non-native and highly invasive cheatgrass.
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Many children who come to our park enjoy playing paleontologist and many decide to become one in the future.