Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Blue grama is a major warm season grass, 10 to 20 inches tall with narrow basal leaves of 3 to 6 inches. Blue grama grows in definite bunches and reproduces by tillering and by seed. Mature seedheads are curved, resembling a human eyebrow.
Once the grass is established, it is very palatable to livestock all year long. Since growing points are at or near the ground surface, the grass withstands fairly close grazing. Blue grama cures well on stem, making it a good grass for grazing during the dormant season.
For best yields, defer grazing during the growing season every 2 to 3 years.
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