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Common Name: Galleta
Hilaria jamesii is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
South-western N. America - Wyoming and Utah to Texas and California.
Deserts, canyons, dry plains and semi-arid habitats[
Requires a perfectly drained sandy soil in full sun[
The leaves are used as the fill in coiled basketry[
The culms can be used as a floor and hair brush[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.