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Esperanza’s World – Arizona Flora, Fauna and Cattle Ranching Center – Cattle

Esperanza’s World – Arizona Flora, Fauna and Cattle Ranching Center – Cattle




Activities / Teacher Resources

Arizona Cattle Forage or Range Grasses

 

Sand  Dropseed Grass

Sand Dropseed Grass

Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

Arizona Range Grasses

Grass

Growth Habit

Color

Drawing

Origin

Alkali Sacaton 2 – 3 feet tall; grows in dense clumps Pale green with grayish cast Native
Arizona Fescue 2- 3 feet tall; densely clustered stems with wiry stalks Gray green to blue green Native
Blue Grama 6 – 12 inches tall; low-growing
bunchgrass
Grayish green turning yellow straw Native
Bottlebrush Squirreltail 5- 15 inches tall; clumped bunchgrass Bright to dark green turning yellow Native
Galleta 1 – 2 feet tall Dull blue-green turning to light yellow Native
Junegrass  Coarse sodgrass; 1 to 1 ½ feet tall Bright to light green Native
Sacaton Coarse stemmed bunchgrass; 3- 6 feet tall Pale green with grayish cast Native
Vine Mesquite 

 

Viney type of sodgrass Light bluish-green turning to reddish straw color Native
Western Wheatgrass 

 

Moderately coarse sodgrass; 1 – 2 ½ feet tall Blue green turning washed out strawlike Native
  

 

       
  

 

       

Add two of your own choices.