Grasses

Bouteloua gracilis

Bouteloua gracilis
Poaceae- Bouteloua gracilis (BOGR2) Blue Grama.  Perennial.  This picture was taken at the burn area near Deep Well.  It shows blue grama grass (BOGR2) and black grama grass (BOER4) next to each other.  Blue grama can be distinguished by being in a ring.  As you can see, much of the black grama was burned and the blue grama seemed to be more fire tolerant.  Photo taken November 19, 2003.

Sporobolus contractus

Sporobolus contractus
Poaceae- Sporobolus contractus (SPCO4) spike dropseed.  Perennial.  This picture shows the spike dropseed (SPCO4) nestled amongst Creosote bushes.  Photo taken October 24, 2003.

Sporobolus flexuosus

Sporobolus flexuosus
Poaceae- Sporobolus flexuosus (SPFL2) mesa dropseed.  Perennial.  Notice the barbs.  This is what distinguishes the grass from others on the Sevilleta.  Photo taken October 24, 2003.

Enneapogon desvauxii

Enneapogon desvauxii
Poaceae- Enneapogon desvauxii (ENDE) nineawn pappusgrass.  Perennial.  Photo taken October 24, 2003.

Aristada purpurea

Aristada purpurea
Poaceae- Aristada purpurea (APRU6)  purple threeawn.  Perennial.  This plant was found east of the windmill near Nunn Flats and Los Pinos in the foothills of a canyon.  Photo taken April 6, 2003.

Dasyochloa pulchella

Dasyochloa pulchella
Poaceae- Dasyochloa pulchella (DAPU7) low woolygrass.  Perennial.  Photo taken October 24, 2003.

Dasyochloa pulchella

Dasyochloa pulchella
Poaceae- Dasyochloa pulchella (DAPU7)  low woolygrass.  Perennial.  Photo taken October 24, 2003.

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