Black Grama. Photograph by Wynn Anderson.habit-- B. curtipendula is a bunchgrassFamily - Poaceae Stems - No info yet.spikelets--notice how they hang down and look like miniature oats (giving rise to the common name:...The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click...Flowers - No info yet.habit, showing inflorescences-- Bouteloua pectinata is a perennial short grassShort, pendant branches of an inflorescence on the Pine Tree Trail at Aguirre Spring, 9/17/05. Go...Arrow shows the minute ligule. Inflorescence - No info yet.The one-sided flower clusters consist of numerous small spikelets and florets. The flower clusters...Inflorescences at Aguirre Springs on the east side of the Organ Mts., NM, 10/1/05.Node of stem. Leaves - No info yet.Bouteloua curtipendula - Side Oats GramaHitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ....Show Larger PictureFlowering - July - September. Habitat - Upland prairies, loess hill prairies, railroads. Origin -...SONYHitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ....inflorescences, with anthers exserted (hanging out)--do you see why this species is called eyebrow...Plant habit in upper Long Canyon in the Organ Mountains, where it forms a near-monotypic grassland...Leaf base.The shaded areas on the map indicates where the species has been observed in the United States....spikelets in flower--the anthers are red in this species!habit and habitat--side-oats grama grows on dry slopes all over the eastern half of the U.S., and is...Common Name(s): Blue Gramma Life Zones: Description: Link:Inflorescences along NM 27 west of Hatch, Sierra County, New Mexico, 18 Sep 2005.A primary branch of the inflorescence in the Big Burro Mountains, 22 Sep 2007.Inflorescences along NM 27 west of Hatch, 9/18/05.