Galleta - Pleuraphis jamesii

Pleuraphis jamesii (Hilaria jamesii)

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: James' Galleta, Curly Grass
Photo taken on: July 18, 2011
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Dry mesas, woodlands

Grows to 2ft in clumps. The seed head is up to 3" long and purplish. The flowers grow in  a series of rectangular clusters which fall as a group when mature leaving a distinct zigzag stem. arrow

Galleta - Pleuraphis jamesiiGalleta - Pleuraphis jamesii

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes