Grass is more common in New Mexico than you might think. It’s just a little different. When used in landscaping and gardening, native grass is an excellent and resilient filler. A list of native New Mexico grasses. This is a work in progress. Pictures and information will be added as available.
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- red threeawn (Aristida purpurea)
- silver bluestem (Bothriochloa laguroides)
- sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
- black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda)
- blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
- longleaf-squirreltail (Elymus longifolius)
- western wheatgrass (Elymus smithii)
- needle-and-thread (Hesperostipa comata)
- ring muhly (Muhlenbergia torreyi)
- galleta (Pleuraphis jamesii)
- Fendler’s muttongrass (Poa fendleriana)
- sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus)
- R.C. Sivinski, 2007. Checklist of Vascular Plants in the Sandia and Manzano Mountains of Central New Mexico. 67 pp. OccPap-MSB-N10-Sivinski2007