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GRASSES
AT THE RANCH

 

Dick-Peddie provided a listing of the major plants comprising the Desert Grassland in New Mexico, the portion of southeastern New Mexico where The Ranch is located.   The following checklist of Grasses were presented by Dick-Peddie as part of the major plants (* = diagnostic plant) of the Desert Grasslands.  Additional species have been added to this list as they have been found near The Ranch. 

CHECKLIST OF THE GRASSES OF THE RANCH

Aristida adscensionis - Six Weeks Three Awn

Aristida longiseta - Red Three Awn

Agropyron smithii - Western Wheat Grass

Bothriochloa barbinodis - Cane Beard Grass

*Bouteloua breviseta - Chino Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula - Side Oats Grama

*Bouteloua eriopoda - Black Grama

Bouteloua gracilis - Blue Grama

Bouteloua hirsuta - Hairy Grama

Elyonurus barbiculmis - Balsam Scale

Eragrostis diffusa - Spreading Love Grass

Eragrostis intermdeia - Plains Love Grass

Eragrostis neomexicana - New Mexico Love Grass

Erioneuron pulchellum - Fluff Grass

Heteropogon contortus - Tangle Head

Hilaria belangeri - Curly Mesquite

Hilaria jamesii - Galleta

*Hilaria mutica - Tobosa

Lycurus phleoides - Wolf Tail

*Muhlenbergia porteri - Bushmuhly

Oryzopsis hymenoides - Indian Rice Grass

Panicum obtusum - Vine Mesquite

*Scleropogon brevifolius - Burro Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Blue Stem

Setaria macrostachya - Plains Bristle Grass

Sporobolus airoides - Alkali Sacaton

Sporobolus contractus - Spike Drop Seed

Sporobolus cryptandrus - Sand Drop Seed

Sporobolus flexuosus - Mesa Drop Seed

Sporobolus nealleyi - Gypgrass

Trichachne californica - Arizona Cotton Top

Tridens muticus - Slim Tridens


Dick-Peddie, W. A. 1993.  New Mexico Vegetation: Past Present and Future.  Univ. New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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THE RANCH
SKP Co-op Retreat of New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 109
Lakewood, New Mexico 88254
Phone 575-457-2303 & FAX 575-457-2100
email: skpranch@pvtn.net