Seed Study - Bouteloua gracilis
Species: Bouteloua gracilis
Vegetative identification: Blades narrow, drooping and usually smooth except at the collar where there is a tuft of hair sticking out from each side of the collar.
Bouteloua gracilis – blue grama
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: n.m.
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: 191 (98)
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 1819; 1596 (772)
Percent seed: 18
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: October 11 and 20
Collection effort: 120 grams in 10 person hours
Collection notes: Abundant and most plants flowered but again many seed heads were empty.
Cleaning notes: Cleaned seed was with empty florets but stripped from rachis.
Did You Know?
Blue Flax is often considered a subspecies of the Eurasian L. perenne which is very similar. The plant is named after Meriwether Lewis. More...