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Grass Family (Poaceae). Black grama is a native, warm season, stoloniferous perennial grass. The height is between 10 and 20 inches. The leaf blade is narrow and rolls inward during dry periods, giving it a threadlike appearance. The leaf sheath is short and clasps the stem tightly. The ligule is a ring of short hairs. The stem is solid, the lower half of the internodes woolly, and the upper half smooth. The seedhead is 3 to 8 spikes per seedhead and 18 to 20 spikelets per spike.
Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.