Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis

Summary 5

Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama) is a long-lived, warm-season (C4) perennial grass, native to North America.

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The plant Bouteloua gracilis also know as Blue Grama is a long thin type of grass that lives on plains across North America in most of the United States and part of Canada. There are parts of the plant that could be used as a medicinal source. The chewed roots can be applied to cuts. The parts that are edible are the seeds. The seeds need to be ground into a powder then you add water and can be eaten as a mush. If you’re in the wild you can find them on moist shady soil. This plant grows in the warm season

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  1. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/6243882531/
  2. (c) Louis, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/60477053@N00/3157520979
  3. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/3797541996/
  4. (c) Patrick Alexander, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), https://www.flickr.com/photos/aspidoscelis/14293942926/
  5. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouteloua_gracilis
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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