IUCN threat status:

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Grass Family (Poaceae). Chino grama is a native, warm season, perennial bunch grass. The height is between 8 and 12 inches. The leaf blade is usually flat, narrow, 1 to 3 inches long, and curls during prolonged dry periods and at maturity. The leaf sheath is rounded, smooth, and overlapping about two-thirds as long as the internodes. The ligule is hairy and the stem is solid. The seedhead has 2 spikes resembling a chicken's comb on top of each stalk.

Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.

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Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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