Pictured here is a group of Blue Grama seed heads. They are almost perpendicular to the stem of the plant and have a beautiful colour to them. They almost seem iridescent.
Blue Grama Grass is grown in a wide area on the western side of the North American continent. It can be found from New Mexico to Saskatoon and all the places in between. It’s on the Endangered Species list in Illinois, but is a very hardy plant that withstands drought well. Its tolerance to drought makes it an important species for preventing erosion, because its roots hold down soil and prevent it from blowing. Even though it’s a tough plant with respect to drought, once plowed under, grama grass can take up to 50 years to reestablish itself. With the number of unbroken acres declining in North America, this plant it becoming increasingly difficult to find in the wild.