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A picture of a Mosquito Grass

Mosquito Grass

Bouteloua gracilis

Photo by Patrick Alexander (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


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Bouteloua gracilis is a deciduous, rhizomatous grass species commonly called blue grama grass, blue grama or mosquito grass. They are grown for their unusual inflorescences which are considered ornamental and their general appearance, which fits well in a mixed or herbaceous border or on their own as ornamental plants.