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Big Galleta Grass
BIG GALLETA GRASS
Pleuraphis rigida (=Hilaria rigida)

Big Galleta Grass is a shrub-like native, warm season grass that is adapted for low rainfall and high temperature environments. Therefore, it is extraordinarily drought tolerant, and a great choice for xeriscapes.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Ornamental Grasses
Hardiness: 15˚
Water: Very Low
Sun Exposure: Full
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Fast
Average Size: 3’ H × 2’ W
Coverage: 3 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Semi-evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Summer
Fruit: Small grain
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Moderately allergenic
With its spreading root system, rhizomatous character, and hardiness, Big Galleta Grass is a good candidate for revegetation and erosion control. In its natural environment throughout the southwest, this is an important foraging plant for livestock and wildlife.