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Grasses - Crested Wheatgrass

Crested Wheatgrass - Agropyron cristatum
Crested Wheatgrass - Agropyron cristatum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Creste Wheargrass tends to be drought tolerant and greens up earlier than other grasses in the spring. It also tends to hold the soil, which is an important factor in arid areas.

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Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...